Classroom layout has such a big impact on the students' experiences and learning in the classroom. Here are some the things I took into consideration when planning my classroom set up, along with the different arrangements and their pros and cons.
FREE Cootie Catchers are fun math games great for practicing addition, subtraction and doubling to ten plus number recognition! perfect for (and maybe up to grade if I changed the operations. Students love playing with these!
Instead of having students stand around you with questions and such, they bring their clothespin up to you and you clip it to your clipboard or desk, then they sit back down and you call them up when you're ready. HOW FABULOUS FOR Writer's Workshop!