Transforming Environments

On Friday, I posted some pictures of how I transformed our learning environment using the physical space and furniture.  Over the weekend I worked on some things that I hope with further transform this environment into one that fosters student inquiry, engagement and learning. Here is a sneak peak of what the students will be introduced to today.

 “I’m done… Now what?”… A teachers’ most dreaded question! This poster will help the students identify activities they can do once their independent work is complete.

Each week, the students have a different tool to use for “word work”. This week, the students can use chalk and chalkboards to practise spelling the words of the week or words related to our current learning. 

I once saw the idea to use a filing cabinet for magnet letter word work on Pinterest, then I saw the Boggle idea and decided… Why not do both?!?! At this center, the students can try to create words using the letters on the Boggle board. 

At the Math Minds Center, students can explore and practise a variety of mathematical concepts using the tools provided. This week, the students can use marshmallows and coloured tiles to measure the length, width, area or perimeter of the bunny feet.



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