Our classroom Art Studio – the hub of our classroom.
The Science and Nature Centre. Currently stocked with beach related natural materials from my summer adventures. A lot of students have been inspired to share their own summer beach experiences while visiting this centre.
The Teacher Centre. Where our students try their hand at playing teacher. Also a cozy spot to curl up with a book.
Buddha Boards! A magical place to creatively experiment with water.
Math materials have been chosen purposely to encourage counting and sorting.
Natural materials appear in the math centre too. The numbered blocks are coasters I found at Winners!
Math Centre. Labeled bins contain building materials for our Math Science Investigations building program.
The Drama/House Centre. An important centre at the beginning of the year. The familiar homey objects here help to create a cozy atmosphere in the classroom.
The Sand Centre. We chose to put out familiar sand tools and continue our extension of summer experiences with sand castle molds. All the materials are placed on a mat so children know where to put them when they are finished.
The Water Centre. I opted for a large variety of materials here – scoops, cups of various shapes and sizes, squirters and pumps as well as whimsical objects like boats and rubber duckies.
*Update: I get a lot of requests for wide-angle shots of my classroom which show what it looks like mid-year (after the children’s learning has taken over!). Here are a few pictures from the middle of the year so you can get a feel for the actual set up and space in our room: