Classroom Design


Class Materials

Organizing Classroom Supplies

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Gail and Joan help Kelly Yahr with storage solutions.

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Touring the Word Work Area

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In this video, Joan takes us on a tour of the Word Work area in her classroom. Flexibility, simplicity, location and ease of use, makes this area run like a top.

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Student Supplies–Organization and Independence

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Student supply storage and organization is a challenge for every teacher, especially when moving away from personal desk space. Here are some great ideas. 

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2 Different, Personal-Sized Whiteboards

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In this video Joan shows you the power of the whiteboard as a tool for reading, writing, math, or any subject students are learning.

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Word Work Materials Tour in Joan's Classroom

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In this video, Joan takes you on a tour of the Word Work materials in her room.

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Tools = Manipulatives = Tools

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Manipulatives are one of the best tools to ensure that students develop a deep understanding of math concepts. What are they? Here are some you might like to start collecting for your mathematicians.

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Whoever Controls the Stapler Owns the Power in the Room

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Heather, a fourth grade teacher, has embraced the concept of community supplies and has graciously agreed to give us a tour.

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An English and Spanish Classroom Library Accessed with Book Bags

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Lauren Henderson of Portland, Oregon shares pictures of her classroom libraries and also her book bags.

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Storing Materials

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Since we don't have a desk for each student, we have to be creative about storing student supplies.  

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A Simple Idea to Manage Classroom Supplies

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 Joan gives you a quick peek at how she organizing classroom supplies in her classroom.

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