Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Classroom Setup

I have finally uploaded pictures of my classroom.  So here are a few pictures of my Kindergarten/1st Grade Autism Classroom.

Communication Board.  This is located next to the student schedules.  Another post dedicated to the communication board will follow.

I CAN board (weekly statements related to the common core standard, put into child friendly language)

Students add words to the word wall as necessary (student write on index cards words they want added/cards are inserted into library pocket cards)

Students each have their own independent work area (TEACCH system)

Our "Coffee Lounge."  The students enjoy reading a book or working on the iPad in this area.   The books are located directly across from the chairs.

This is the best system I have found to store icons that are used daily!

Another view of individual student work area (TEACCH).  the left set of shelves holds art supplies and the right holds books sorted by category, author, and/or reading level.

I found these on TpT... how perfect!

The classroom also has a break area that is used by the students which includes a trampoline, exercise ball and choice board of calming activities.

Our SmartBoard is being installed tonight!  It is located in our whole group area.  More pictures will follow.

I feel that over the past month I have spent way to much time at Walmart buying supplies and materials.  I am so glad to be done with the initial process of setup!  I big thank you to everyone who has helped, including all those people of Walmart who made me giggle or smile during my time spent there.