Monday, May 14, 2012

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.

Brightly colored kindergarten classroom library

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
The Rainbow Collection at Schoolgirl Style.


  1. I, too, love Melanie's Rainbow room! I might have to buy some of her stuff this summer!

  2. I love your reading area!! I want to create a cozy space next year!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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

  4. Great minds think alike! This is my theme for next school year. I just blogged about it in the Bucket List linky party :)

    Color Me Kinder

  5. Maria!! Oh my gosh, where did you get your rainbow rug?? It is amazing! I got a dark blue rug, but sometimes I feel that it is just too dark and doesn't go with the rest of my colorful room!!

    Lessons with Laughter

    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!!!


  6. Oh Maria! I LOVE your reading area! It looks so colorful and inviting!!

  7. I am a new follower!! I have now been blog stalking because I just love everything you have! :) My room is rainbow themed and I am obsessssed with your rainbow rug!!! I would die for one like that!

    Little Lovely Leaders


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