After learning about flexible learning spaces this past summer, Our team had huge ideas!! we couldn't wait to transform the classroom into something that was less "typical classroom" and more inviting for all students to learn!
Create Learner-Centered Spaces
We have classrooms filled with diverse learners who are asked to learn in varied ways! Different activities and outcomes require different physical spaces to "set the stage!"
Voice and Choice
*Students all have an "assigned home base"- where they start and finish the day, keep their supplies, and return to for class transitions.
*The big difference is they have the freedom to choose different options for different tasks.
*As with anything, some students need more structure and guidelines to be successful in this environment.
*The students wanted a "couch schedule" because it was too hard to keep it open for everyone ~ same students always seemed to get there first! So each day, a pair of students can utilize the couch.
*The students have been very creative in finding many "nooks and crannies" of the rooms to work successfully. Lots of caves!
*There are two desk pods and a few singles (watering holes/caves) for those students who highly prefer (or need!) a designated area to be most successful.
Buffy Nordstrom | 5th Grade Teacher at Lewis Elementary
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