After having read about the L-shaped classroom, I have been thinking more. I alo got some useful comment in here that were very inspiring.
However, I cannot forget that my classroom is small. Even for 9-11 children it is small! I have therefore created a small drawing of how I thought I could make the classroom look.
As you can see, I have tried to divide our rectangular, small classroom up by putting the cubicles and bookshelves/storage cupboard in the middle. Behind the door is the reading area with rug, inviting cushions and I hope to add some nice curtain to make it a semi-hiding place too. The whiteboard is also there, as it would be a great place to come together.
In the left hand top corner is a small teacher’s desk. We used to have a massive one in there. I hope to be able to store all my things in a little cupboard and make sure the classroom is a place for learning and not teacher admin work.
The tables all hold more than 4 chairs, and the chairs will be moveable of course. I was hoping to divide the areas up into Maths, Language and Inquiry (we are a PYP school). This way, the displays in the area will be relevant, materials can be on show on the bookshelves or tables and there is more choice.
What do you think of that? Any other ideas? Any fatal mistakes?
All input welcome!