Classroom organisation

So my focus has shifted a little to the organisation of our classroom. This did arise from thoughts about the first day of school. To be truthful I didn’t get too far, as I stumbled across the school supplies list that will be at each child’s desk. Once I saw that, I started to consider how the supplies and resources will be organised. 

 

I stumbled across this blog, which has great ideas about classroom organisation. The colour coded baskets this teacher has are a great idea and I love them. It also fits quite well with the fact that the children are coming from Prep, and will not have had much experience in having their own resources to be responsible for. If I can ease the children into this slowly, by giving them a group basket to be responsible for, it should work quite nicely. 

 

I am considering making  one child each week responsible for counting all materials so that they are kept track of and that the ‘responsibility’ aspect of having personal items is established fairly quickly. I am thinking of linking the leaders into the weekly job chart.

I apologise if it seems I am ‘thinking out aloud’ a little too much, but this is the beginning of my journey at I’ve not had to do any of this for myself before! I’ve never been in a Year One Classroom! If you have any suggestions or tips please let me know! 

Jemma 🙂

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Renée Veldman-Tentori
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 15:06:20

    it’s great you think out loud as then us parents can understand even more about what goes on “behind the scenes”! It’s a lovely blog you’ve linked to as well – I love rainbow colours (and you can sure make use of that!!). I also really like that teachers like you are concentrating on teaching our children important life skills such as responsibility and organisation – I sure wish there was more attention on those when I was in school!!

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