We spent the weeks before children arrived thinking through and organizing our classrooms. Now that students have had time to live in our classrooms, we may find the classroom space is functioning less effectively than we had hoped.
Below are two articles that will help us reevaluate what is working and what might benefit from change. In the first article, Heidi Smith shares how she assesses her classroom space, the questions she asks herself, and the changes she makes as she creates a purposefully designed classroom.
In the second article, Jill DeGoede talks about her priorities for setting up a space where children can thrive.
Whether you are setting up a new room or thinking about midyear revisions, these will give you some food for thought.