Recently I blogged about the new layout I’m going to try out in my classroom this fall. I’ve gotten a few emails about this reorganization. Hence, I wanted to point folks in the right direction with regard to doing their own classroom layout.
Lakeshore Learning has an awesome classroom designer tool. I’ve used it in the past when I was trying to reorganize things and wanted to think it through mentally before moving furniture around my room in forty different ways.
Scholastic offers a classroom setup tool as well. I haven’t used it, but after tooling around with it for a few minutes, I think it’s worth of mentioning.
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.