I’ve long been inspired by the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to education — particularly by the attention devoted to setting up the classroom space with intention and simplicity. I’ve tried harder than ever before to keep some of those ideas in mind while setting up my classroom space. This is my favorite set-up of the four years I’ve lived in this 2nd grade room. Things are “zoned” this year into four areas — the library/writing area, the science corner, the geography/cultural space, and the math section.
Here are some photos to show you how things look!
The reaction to the classroom space from the students has been great thus far — they’ve treated things with care and have been fascinated to explore the many nooks and crannies in the space. I can’t wait to watch how they make the space their own!
Beautiful! I can just imagine how much the children love being there. It’s very warm and welcoming.
Thank you! My students and families have reacted very positively to the space thus far. I’ve loved seeing how comfortable they are able to make themselves in the nooks and crannies of the room.