My classroom will be organized in a way that will best serve students. My students will sit in groups and we will have a place to come together to talk. The classroom needs to support the community we will create.
Great example of an open group desk arrangement. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board. This arrangement facilities a great environment for establishing good student-student relationships.
This is a really sweet idea! Besides making the classroom more like home, the kids can also be aware of what their family looks like for safety reasons. Have Students bring in little framed pictures of their families to keep in the classroom!
Setting Up For A Successful Year Of Daily 5 -Tips, organization, activities and ideas to start slow to go far. You'll get some step by step help to get you started--especially great for kindergarten and first grade.