This Virtual Classroom Tour will show pictures
from three classrooms and will feature
details and commentary on two of these
First, there will be a brief introduction of the
Next, Resource Room A will be featured.
Then, there will be pictures of Resource
Finally, a 4th Grade Classroom will be
Meadows is located in Ralston, NE and is
part of the Ralston School district.
It is an Open-Concept building which
makes it a very welcoming environment.
There are just under 300 students who
The school has grades Kindergarten
through 6th, with two sections of each
There are 46 staff members currently
working at Meadows.
The first classroom featured in this tour will
be referred to as Resource Room A.
It is the classroom of Special Education
teacher, Pat Stigge.
The number of students ranges from 1 to
7 depending on the time and the day.
This is the view from the hallway as you enter the room.
There are two
tables in the
middle of the
are for the
This is the view from the back of the room, looking out into the library.
If you are looking into the classroom, this is the wall on the left side.
It has two
board. There is a
small desk with a
desk where a
student can work
This is the back, right corner of the classroom.
It is used for
storage of books
students and the
On the shelf
above the desk,
on the left side of
this picture, there
are a variety of
This is the back, right corner of the room.
It is a quiet
that can be
used by the
shelves in this
area full of
This is the “wall” on the outside of the quiet work area.
books on top.
On the lower
part of the
shelf there are
with the Story
If you are looking into the classroom, this is the wall on the right side.
the left side
This is a close-up of the posters on the right wall of the class.
The posters show different genres of reading in a fun, colorful
way. The phrase on top is encouraging and sets a positive
attitude for reading.
As you can see, this classroom has a wide
variety of different materials, especially
The classroom is very organized and
although there are a lot of materials, there
is a place for everything.
The only technology in this room is a tape
recorder, computer, and printer.
This classroom has a very warm and
welcoming environment that is reflective of
I do not spend any time in this classroom,
however, I felt it would be beneficial to
include pictures of it.
This is the classroom of Special Education
teacher, Lori Salvatori.
It is bigger than Resource Room A and
has more equipment, but similar
This is the view of the classroom as you enter from the hallway.
This is the view from the back corner of the classroom, looking
out into the library.
This is the front of the classroom.
This is a view of the back half of the classroom.
The final classroom featured is one of the
4th grade rooms.
There are 19 students in this class.
The walls are covered with excellent
posters that tie in with concepts and skills
the students are learning.
The class has a very fun and energetic
environment that is reflective of the
This is the view
you enter from
the hallway. It
is the second
This is the view of the classroom you see from the back.
The desks are
All of the
pods are in
the front 2/3
This is a
at the front
This is the view of the back of the classroom when you standing at the front.
This is the front, left corner of the room.
There is a book shelf full of chapter books,
a television with a DVD/VCR, a CD
player, and an area to do silent reading.
This is the wall on the right side of the classroom.
There are math posters, student folders, and
a filing cabinet used to hold documents.
This is a closer look at the back of the classroom.
The table is the teacher’s
desk and the extra chairs of
for students to sit at during
centers or when they are
working with the teacher.
There are a lot of teacher materials
stored behind her desk.
This is an up-close look at part of the wall on the left side of
It is an the classroom.
name on it
This is another close-up of posters found on the left wall.
This is a picture of
system in place in
4th grade. At the
beginning of the
day, the cards are
all yellow. If a
they must “flip a
card.” Once they
get to a red card
they will have
Both classrooms that were featured in the
Virtual Tour have very successful learning
environments. They both have motivating
and educational posters and materials
throughout the classroom. The teachers of
the classes have very different personalities
and teaching styles. Although they have
their differences, they are both very good
teachers that are well liked by the students.