Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Work in Progress (My room)

So I have been spending waaaaaaay too much time at school, but I can't help but work on the setup of my room.  I have posted some pics.  The posters on the wall are up mostly so I can see what I have, nothing is permanent.

Pleas make comments!

Here's my new whiteboard and SMART Board.  Notice the number line above!


There are 25 desks in the room.  I set up pods of four except for one that is five seats.  I still need to figure that out.  Maybe some pods of three?


I like the idea of being able to walk around the room rather than have me in the front and that imaginary separation.  This might help with behavior problems if I am more in the "mix".  Fingers crossed.


That rectangular table in the front can be a group work table or something.  I plan on using it as my work space during class.


There's a free standing white board in the front (right).  I imagine placing this one and the one I made in the back corners so I can circulate and do examples in more than one place.  I could evn have students work problems on those boards in the "back" of the room instead of coming to the front.




Here's my little runway...or should I call it a catwalk?  or neither?  Anyway, I think I still need help arranging the room. Please point out why it won't work so I can fix it.




5 comments:

  1. My only thought is that the person sitting in the middle seat in the 5-pod better be awfully skinny! :) maybe you could take the 5 and a 4 and make some 3s instead? Although I know that takes more room.

    Otherwise, looks good!

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    1. Thanks. yeah...I think I need a couple 3's.

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  2. Okay. Either your classroom is humongous or my classroom is tinier than tiny. I have 24 desks, and I set them up the same as yours. But, I can barely walk between the groups. I'm so jealous of your runway...

    Maybe this is why people keep suggesting I should have taken the classroom across the hall when I'd already repainted my classroom...

    Your room is looking great!

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  3. Do you need all the desks? If not, you could take the extra in the group of 5 and put It along a wall for a day that a student may want/need to work alone.

    Make sure there is room along the wall and supply areas, my desks would always slide toward the supply table and create traffic jams there.

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  4. I think like Tina said, I would take the 5th desk and put it alone. Sometimes you may need a student to work on their own. I see the angles that the desks are on, but sometimes for space, keeping it 90* is better. Do you have problems with students moving desks throughout the day (I do, that's why I ask). I was thinking of putting tape squares so students know that their desks are in the correct space before they leave. Picture 6 down, can you put those white organizers under your teacher table (picture 9 down)? More space?

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