"Think carefully about what pictures, children’s work, or photos you decide to place on the walls since children can absorb a lot from their surroundings. Instead of simply decorating the walls, teachers should use the space for good displays and documentation that encourage learning.
It takes a teacher a lot of time to trace and copy decorations for the classroom. It also takes time and money to buy commercial art to place on the walls, for example, cut-outs of Halloween witches or cute shamrocks. I am not sure, however, what these actually teach the children. When displaying pictures and photos, I look for beauty and relevance. Is the display aesthetically pleasing? Is it part of the children’s world, giving an opportunity to the child to make connections?"
Thanks to Kim and Elizabeth for sharing pictures of their classrooms: