3 Ways to Save Money on Classroom Set Up

Whether you are setting up your very first classroom, or are looking for cost effective classroom ideas, this post is for you. Over the past 8 years I’ve found a number of ways to build an inviting classroom space without breaking the bank.


One question I hear over and over again, is how to build a classroom library. We want #allthebooks for our classroom, but let's just be real, books can be expensive. Even at a $1 or 0.50 a piece, it can add up quickly! As a new teacher, it's easy to look at the extensive library of your teacher neighbor and feel both awe and overwhelm. But it's important to remember that most likely the teacher started out with a small collection of books, and it took years (and a lot of money) to build their solid library. So no need to fret!