Presentation on theme: "Classroom Environment"— Presentation transcript:
1 Classroom Environment Supporting the literacy and numeracy classroomOpprotunity for us to take a look at the components of a comprehensive literacy and numeracy classroom and hear from your fellow colleagues as to the process they went through to enhance their classroom environement.Purpose for this morning is to:1/ let you know this room is here and consider the components of this set up2/invite you to think about how you could incorporate some of ideas into your classroom and use this room during your literacy/numeracy block
2 Importance of Planning Classroom Space Provides purpose to each area of your roomMay reduce classroom behavioursAllows opportunity for student ownershipEncourages teacher to consider important materialsBefore we look at the components of the room, here are some reasons to plan classroom space.Helps organize your thinking /planning of what you are going to do and where you are going to do it in your class2. If students know what they are supposed to be doing and using in each area of the room it may reduce behaviours3. This design allows for student input which encourages ownership4. Encourages us to think about what we need in each area –where do I put books for guided reading and the works that goes with it, what about my leveled books, for that day
3 Student Learning and Achievement Expected Practices.Component #1Student Learning and Achievementclassrooms are inclusive learning environments so that all students feel safe and they belongConsiderations for Planning Your Classroom EnvironmentThe expected practices supports the idea of planning your classroom environment.
4 Instructional Leadership Component #2Instructional Leadershipthe comprehensive literacy model reflects the needs of students and ensures the gradual release of responsibilityconsidering space and materials for this is important at any grade leveldesignated literacy and mathematical areas to house extensive selection of leveled reading materials, and math manipulatives. Also a range of technologies support the need of all students and their learning
5 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies Component #4Curriculum and Instructional StrategiesTeachers and students co-create instructional tools (e.g. word and strategy walls, anchor charts, rubrics and exemplars, processes for mental math)
6 Getting Started Large group meeting area Small group meeting area Plan your space by drawing a map.Suggested order of set upLarge group meeting areaSmall group meeting areaClassroom libraryWord walls and wall spaceWorks stationsStudent DesksTeacher desksA great time and energy saver is to draw a map – use post it notes to move things aroundHere is a suggested order to guide you through a possible set up
7 Large Group Teaching Area What you will need:Large rug to define areaWriting easel/big book stand/white or chalk boardTable for writing supplies*place by large wall space (chalk/dry erase board)*Links to InstructionModel how to read, write and do math skillsRead-aloud, shared readingModeled and shared writingGO TO LARGE GROUP TEACHING AREALesson design requires a large group teaching area for sharing new information, modelling of skills, and concepts. Having an area that allows all students to see the board, anchor charts and have large group discussions is a primary consideration in setting up space.REVIEW WHAT IS IN ROOM.
8 Large Group Teaching Area Here is an example of a large group teaching area in a junior classroom. You can see the space for the group to gather, chart stand, table for supplies. Relate to classroom.
9 Small Group Teaching Area What you will need:Table for small group teachingShelves/file boxes for small group reading materialsTool box of materials (markers, post its, pencils, pens etc)Bulletin board/display space for posting anchor chartsLinks to InstructionSupports 4-6 students at a time for reading, writing or math instruction (specific to needs)Supports small group discussion groupsPosition so teacher can view the entire class
10 Classroom Library What you will need: Links to Instruction BookshelvesPlastic bins, or baskets for booksLabels for book baskets (made with students)Links to InstructionPlace to self-select books for independent readingCozy area to read in during literacy work stationsPlace to practice what we have been learning about: genre, authors, content, strategiesWays to Organize BooksthemeauthormagazineslevelsNo matter what you teach a classroom library offers students exposure to text related to your subject area. It supports program through themed or unit bins, levelled books , magazines etc. It can support literacy stations, place after work completion or free time.
13 Word Walls What you will need: Links to Instruction Cards with upper and lowercase letters words (picture cues)Word wall words typed in black for all students to seeLow, interactive placement for students (students can see/reach words)Unit word list linked to science/social studies/math etcHigh-frequency words commonly misspelled wordsVelcro or magnetic strips for words (makes words detachable)Links to InstructionDisplays words we’re paying attention to as readers and writersMake connection to these words while modeling how to read and writeUse and spell these words correctly in reading and writingAble to take the words on/off wall as needed for reading/writing
14 Word Walls Primary Word Walls interactive -magnetic strips -velcro position at eye levelinteractive-magnetic strips-velcroadd words as they are introduced after lessons taughtconsider size of wordspersonal word walls
15 Word Walls position on bulletin boards theme /unit specific Junior/Intermediateposition on bulletin boardstheme /unit specificlists of words that should be spelled correctly
21 Work Stations Writing Area/Work Stations What you will need: Small table or 2 desks put togetherTrays for stacking and organizing paperContainers for writing utensilsWork station activity packageLinks to InstructionSpace to practice writing during literacy work stations timeSupport centre based learning – no matter what the subject. Creating areas for partners or small groups to work together. Stations might include listening, computer, writing, science math centres. Spread them around the room for dispersing noise level.
22 Student/Teacher Desks What you will needStudents desks grouped together to save spaceTeacher desk in small, out-of-the-way spaceLinks to InstructionPlaces for students to work independently to practice reading, writing, math, etcPersonal space for kids and for teacherLast area to set up. See screen
23 Do you know????What is the first area you should consider when planning your classroom?What is the last area to consider in your plan?Why is it important to consider classroom space?
24 Consider what you heard and saw this morning..... Exit PassIf there was one thing you could alter in your classroom to move towards a more comprehensive literacy and numeracy classroom what would it be and how could you do it ?On a sticky note write down what that would be. Is there a way we can help you do it?Create a design for your classroom environment for you fall set up.