Classroom Tour Fall 2016

I’m a little late to the start of the year party, but thought I’d share some pics of my classroom this year. The “living room” idea was such a hit that it has now expanded to two areas.

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Bar height table plus spinny stools–great workspace for fidgeters & students who want to stand to work.  A peel & stick decal gives the group a whiteboard.  The small plastic bin is the “holding cell” for teléfonos traviesos.

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The round table in the middle of the room is awesome for small group work, a central place to pick up materials, and to be able to see the board well.

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This pier of desks at the back of the room is helpful for teamwork and pair work too

 

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For students who prefer traditional desks, we have these…

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“Living Room” #2–thanks to Ikea, Craigslist, & Target. The lid comes off the gray footstool to provide additional storage. Mini whiteboard decals are on the wall in the background so that groups have a place to record their thoughts.

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“Living Room” #1–again thanks to Ikea, Target & Craigslist. I covered the top of the table with whiteboard peel & stick material, so it is a whiteboard table for this group.

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Front of the room with word wall, IKEA kitchen cart as a projection/work station for me. Our growing classroom library is on the far right, including this spinning literature rack that is great for magazines

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Our home base station–scissors, markers, spare notebooks, lotion, sanitizer, and texts. Our goals will be up here, but right now it is where I parked the names of people who have volunteered to do one of our classroom jobs.

 

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2 thoughts on “Classroom Tour Fall 2016

  1. Thank you. It is… and it isn’t. The round table in the middle is key–can fit up to 5 there in a small footprint. So it takes advantage of open space without cluttering it.

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