SETUP

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  1. Trac

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    Help! I am setting up my 2nd grade classroom and I am stuck. Does anyone know a website that I can view a developmentally appropriate design for 2nd grade?
     
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  3. janlee

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    There are sites that you can go to that you can set up yourself. Try

    http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp Go to Teaching Resources, then Time saving Tools, then class set-up tool

    As far as giving advise as to how to set up your room it would depend entirely what is already in your room. I have a complete wall of windows, and a complete wall of cubbies, and a complete wall of white board/smart board. Thus nothing in my room is against the walls. I would suggest starting first with your tables or desks making sure students can see you clearly at the board. Then place your most important areas next, reading table, library, center tables, teacher's desk, meeting area.
     
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    Thanks, I am switching from Kindergarten to 2nd and I am a little stressed out!
     
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    We must have the exact same room! I only have one wall too...except that it is blocked for 3/4 of it with computers!

    If you visit my website, you can see how my room is setup. Today was my first day for this year and my kids were really into where everything was.

    http://mrsreedsvirtualclassroom.com
     
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    lareed - GREAT CLASSROOM!! The stained glass piece is beautiful. These pictures of my room were taken last year but I am using the same set up this year due to the windows, cubbies, whiteboards/smartboard, and sink area.
    http://community.webshots.com/user/janlee70
     
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    There's also a classroom design tool on lakeshore's website.
     
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    I LOVE your classroom. Question-your animal cutouts and your palm tree, how did you make those?? I want to put a make-shift palm tree in my room as well.
     
  9. lareed

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    my mom -an art teacher - made them out of butcher paper :whistle:

    i wish i could say i made them! i did however make the stained glass mosaic:D
     
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    I want that stained glass mosaic!
     
  11. lareed

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    it is so easy to make...i bought a cabinet door for 1.50 at a garage sale and then used elmer's glue to glue on random pieces of "stuff" (buttons, toys, magnets, blocks, etc) and broken pieces of glass and mirror (hobby lobby, michaels, etc). then you grout it and voila!!

    Soo easy and i loved doing it!
     
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    This may sound silly but what is grouting? I WANT to have one of those too!!!!
     
  13. lareed

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    when you do anything with tiles there is usually a gray cement-like material between each tiles...you just buy grout and mix with water. then you smoosh it between all the tiles and it hardens so the tiles don't move.
     
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    Your room is super cute!! :)
     
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    Your stained glass mosaic is so beautiful. I would have never thought of doing that. I now have another craft project I must try. Also, I love the palm tree and the various cut-outs. I tried it one year for my mom, but it kept falling down.
     

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