Well, how convenient is this: The school I am moving to has a hallway even LONGER than the school I am leaving. I know, I know...it seems impossible! How do these incredibly long hallways come into being? Who is conspiring against the short-legged children...and adults :) of the world?
|A view inside my new classroom: The very small carpet/group time area. I'm not quite sure at this point, how I'll use it, but it sure looks inviting!|
The super long hallway also saves me from changing the name of this blog :) We will still be traveling down a long hallway. We will, in fact, be traveling down an even LONGER hallway!
I will, however, be teaching a preschool "resource" room rather than a typical classroom. (Yep, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it as well) I will work with children who have IEP's but are able to attend integrated classrooms. I will work with children either in my classroom or in their own classroom on each of their individual areas of need.
Ignore my stuff on the tables...I was working :)
I've spent the last few days in my new classroom setting it up. After a few hours of work, I'm pretty pleased with the result. I am POSITIVE I will need to make changes as the school year starts, but at least now it is clean, organized and ready for the first few weeks.
Here is a view of the smaller work table. I set up the 2 shelves in the middle of the room to divide the areas- one shelf opening towards the smaller table, one opening towards the larger table. One holds children's books, the other holds manipulatives and games.
I have purposefully left most of the wall space bare. I have come across so many children who are highly visually distracted by items on the wall that we're going to start with very few distractions.
I've created 2 work areas because I will be working with teacher associates who will also pull groups/individual children to work with them on goals. This will mean we can have 2 groups going at once in the classroom.
Here's the very small cozy corner/calm down area. We'll see how this works! :)
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of my new room! If only it could stay half this neat, clean and organized throughout the school year!