My Classroom Setup

I’m finally pretty happy with my room set up.

I have awesome desks that are perfect for creating groups of various sizes and encouraging collaboration.

Whiteboards on every wall.

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Conversation starters / accountable talk posters above the whiteboard and a number line below this whiteboard.

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This wall has a border containing basic geometry images and terms as well as my favorite Einstein quote:

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

The black cabinet in the corner on the right in this picture contains a class set of laptops, a file cabinet & printer.

The chevron covered cabinet contains my materials (barbies, construction paper, unit cubes, geometric solids, anglegs, and lots & lots of cups)2015-08-24 11.48.16

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Along the top of this wall I have Mindset posters made by Sarah Hagan and the brain/ dendrite poster form Meg Craig.

On the far right you can see my student binder shelf where students keep their binders and INB’s which they pick up at the beginning of each class.

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This poster by Meg Craig was made after she found a card similar to this in a package of cupcakes that we went to get in Claremont at TMC15. It makes me happy because it fits in with my class, but also because it reminds me of this summer!

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This year I took out my big desk and replaced it with a tiny desk to allow more room for students to work. I’m pretty much always messy and I’m ok with that.

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This is my bookshelf of tools for easy student access. Students are permitted to get anything they need form here any time as long as they put it back. It contains scissors, tape, compasses, rulers, protractors, patty paper, glue sticks, Math games, small whiteboards, colored highlighters, crayons, markers, colored pencils, extra copies of our warm up sheets etc…

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6 thoughts on “My Classroom Setup

  1. Can you please share the files for the posters in the quotation bubbles in one of your pictures above? Specifically, the conversation starter:
    “To be clear, you’re saying that…”
    “I still have questions about…”

    • It is the biggest engineering print at Staples. I then laminated it by folding it in half, running it through the laminator, trimming the edge so I could unfold it, then folding it the opposite way and repeating. I was so excited to find a way to get it to fit in the laminator at my school!

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