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Sunday, August 28, 2011
A New Year: Designing the Learning Environment
These pictures represent the classroom environment, "pre-students, " except for the picture that shows the students' "getting to know you wordles" from an exercise shared by the fabulous Paula Naugle, a teacher in New Orleans.
The fun paisley border represents the colorful, unique voices of the writers whose work will adorn this board.
The purple stability balls on top are awaiting inflation and will be used hopefully this week. Students are so excited to use them!
I look forward to sharing more pictures as I set up the rest of the classroom. I am awaiting a new carpet for a community discussion space, as well as some fun cushions and ottoman type seats for comfy reading spaces.
I would love to hear from others about how they have set up their classrooms for optimal learning. Please leave a link to your blog posts or resources that address this important topic!
Posted by Joan Young (aka Mancini) at 5:17 PM
Labels: back to school, classroom set up
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Thanks for posting the pictures of your classroom. I have just spent the last two weeks painting and setting up my classroom so I am very interested in seeing what my colleagues are doing. I especially like the directors chair! Here's wishing you a great 2011-2012 year.
Thank you Marci for the comment! For some reason, I never replied! I have made some changes and plan to blog with them soon.
I love seeing what other educators are doing as well.
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