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					Classroom Arrangement :

Introduction :

The set up of a classroom is very important to how a classroom is being
managed. The teacher needs to make sure his/her classroom is arranged for
the students to be productive. The teacher also needs to make sure their
classroom has a positive environment for the students as they enter the
classroom. Another key fact a teacher needs to consider is that their
classroom needs to be ready for learning everyday. This is because in
order to manage a classroom with proper discipline, a product and active
classroom set-up is important. The students need to be placed in an
arrangement that will keep them focused on the lesson and not deter them
from learning. In this paper, we will discuss and provide ways for a
lower elementary classroom to be set up.

Classroom Arrangement :

Our map shows the classroom is arranged in centers. The students will sit
in groups of six in four different groups. The reasoning behind the
groups is that the students will be able to learn how to work with
others. The students will also be able to motivate each other to do their
work. The desks are arranged in the middle of the classroom so it will
allow the teacher to walk around the room freely. Plus the teacher will
be able to control the students in a more compact area. The setting of
the desk will also help students to stay on task.

Reading Corner :

In the corner of the classroom is a “cozy” reading nook which will
contain the classroom library. This area will provide a “home” feeling
and help the students to feel relax when they are in this area. The
reading nook will also be a place for students to go to when they have
completed their work and want to read a book in a cozy are. If a child is
able to feel at home in the reading nook this can cut down on behavior
problems for the teacher. In the reading nook, this area is a quite
place. The reading nook is not located in the same area as everything
else in the classroom. By having the reading nook in the corner of the
classroom, it will help to promote reading in the classroom.

Centers :

The listening center and computer station will be placed on the outside
of the classroom. The centers will be facing the walls because the
students will be rotating to the varies centers within the classroom.
Plus, while students are at their centers they will need to be able to
concentrate on their work. Also, located on the outside of the classroom
are the storage areas for Science, Math, Art and Writing materials. This
storage area allows the students to have a centrally located area to
receive and place materials for Science, Math, Art and Writing. Plus,
this area will help the teacher to keep his/her classroom organized.

The student’s desk will also serve as centers. During center time
students will be able to move around the whole room to gain information.
At each group their will be a different theme for students to learn
about. By having the centers on both the inside and the outside of the
classroom will enable the teacher to focus the students’ attention to
their center activity instead of just rotating around the room. This will
keep the flow of the classroom and will not give the students time to
mess around maintaining classroom structure and discipline.

Teacher’s Desk Location :

The teacher’s desk is located in the back of the classroom. The reason of
this arrangement is that this will help the teacher to promote a student
– centered classroom. By having the desk located in the back of the
classroom the teacher will have full sight of his/her entire classroom at
all times. Plus, the teacher will only use the desk for paper work. The
rest of the time the teacher will be in the same area as the students.

Print Rich Environment :

Not only is the arrangement of the desk important to the classroom but
the motivation the classroom has to offer the students. To have a print-
rich-environment, the teacher needs to have posters and signs that help
to promote literature in the classroom. By having posters and signs on
the classroom walls and bulletin boards will help the students gain a
great deal of experiences with the different types of literature. Plus
the students can do a read around the room, while sitting in the reading
nook. By providing a print-rich environment, the students will be placed
in a positive learning atmosphere that promotes learning thus preventing
classroom misconduct.

Conclusion :

In conclusion, the arrangement of the classroom is a very key part of how
well the students will learn and interact with their classmates and their
teacher. If a classroom is disorganized and clustered, then it will be
kind of hard for a child to work and learn new skills. Plus, the teacher
needs to take time to make sure his/her room is set up for learning
because no matter how well your lesson plans are completed and ready to
be presented. If the students do not feel comfortable in the room then
the lesson plan will be presented in a way the teacher wanted it to.

				
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