Perfect Addition to My Reading Area

I (heart) TJ Maxx and Marshalls. This weekend I found this adorable blue polka dot cushion at a TJ Maxx store. See how cute it is on my “rainbow rug”?  It’s intended to be used for bench seating but the cushion is perfect for students to lean against in my classroom reading area. For only $30 this very firm and sturdy cushion should last for a long time.
cute classroom reading area with a bench cushion and rainbow quilt instead of a rug

And speaking of rainbows, have you seen The Rainbow Collection over at Schoolgirl Style? Melanie’s inspirational room is exactly the look I strive toward in my own classroom. I love the bright sunny colors!

The Rainbow Collection at Schoolgirl Style

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. thanks ladies! I always try to make my classroom as inviting as possible, since I spend more time there than anywhere else!

    1. Molly, it’s not a rug at all. It’s actually a quilt for a twin bed. I just fold it in half and lay it on the floor. It gets a little dirty from their shoes sometimes. When that happens, I flip it over once (which works because it’s folded in half) or take it home to wash. I know quilts are uncommon, but it works for me!

      I bought it at Target a few years ago. I checked their website, but it doesn’t look like they carry it anymore 🙁 Keep an eye out this summer when dorm collections are released. There’s usually a ton of cute brightly colored comforters on the market.

    2. That is so smart Maria! I never thought of that!! I LOVE Target and will definitely keep an eye out for something similar!! Back to school/dorm time is my favorite time of year because all of their fun, colorful organizers and supplies!!!

      Molly

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)

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