Updated photos of my classroom (Spring 2013):
|This is my teacher desk area that has my document camera and my cart where I mainly model and demonstrate from as well as record videos from.|
|This is my Organizer Bin. I explain the contents of this bin HERE. |
HOME-BASE SEATING ARRANGEMENT:
When my students enter my room, they are to be seated at their HOME-BASE seat. This means that they have been assigned a seat in a group in which I know they will not cause problems when there is a substitute. There are times when they stay in their home-base seat or I might randomly choose their groups depending on the activity (my students place his/her name on a small index card at the beginning of the year so that it will officially be random when I call their name out) or they may work with anyone they feel comfortable with for that day. If they get to choose who they work with, they already have been given a warning about my expectations regarding how to stay on task, focused, and engaged in the activity. Once they give me a reason why they aren't, they will be seated back at their home-base seat.