One of the things I've been wanting in my classroom for awhile is pillows! I love letting my kids spread themselves out around our room while they are working and reading, but some of the positions they come up with look terribly uncomfortable. I always wish they had a pillow to prop themselves up with or lean on but was hesitant about bringing pillows into the room. I know how much dust and how many germs a pillow can contain and couldn't shake the idea of a head lice outbreak from my thoughts.
Still - I wanted pillows!
I think I've found a way that I'm comfortable bringing them into the room. I got some pillow forms at JoAnn Fabric - 50% off each with my additional 15% my total purchase as a teacher = great deal! I then found some vinyl tablecloths in fun summer colors and used these as my fabric for pillow cases. I'm excited about this because of a few reasons 1) they are so bright and cheerful! 2) they were really cheap - I didn't pay more than $2 a piece and I only used 3 table cloths 3) since they were cheap and super easy, if they get ruined I won't be upset about making new ones 4) since they are vinyl, I can wipe them off with an antibacterial wipe whenever I start to get the heeby-jeebies about how many little noses have been laying across them!
I'm excited for my classroom to be done being cleaned so I can get these into it!