The Classroom Space
My classroom environment is warm and welcoming. There are spaces for whole group instruction, class meetings, a classroom library, small group and partner work, and individual work.
This is an example of a classroom agreement developed by my first grade class:
My third graders spend the first few days of school brainstorming “things that help them learn” and “things that get in the way of learning.” After developing a lengthy list, each student gets five votes to help narrow the list and develop our classroom agreements for the year.
Here is our final set of classroom agreements for the year:
The walls of my classroom are filled with anchor charts that capture and track student thinking and learning.
Evaluation of Classroom Environment and Culture
In this observation, my principal evaluates the physical space in my classroom as well as my classroom culture and management.