S: A New School Year
BC: As you can see, teachers use their own creativity and style to set up their classrooms but there is also a reason for everything.
FC: The reasons behind classroom setups
1: Casey Johnson | Especially in the elementary grades, teachers usually set the desks up into groups or tables. This sets up a more social environment in the classroom and allows the teacher to have more control over the students.
2: Another common trait of elementary classrooms is the use of boards. Teachers mainly use this space for calendar and weather stations.
3: Recess | This adds an organizational and colorful touch to the classroom.
4: Some teachers also choose to include quiet spaces or reading corners.
5: They are great places to send students who finish their work early or for students who need a "time out". It basically gets the students out of the teachers hair for awhile.
6: Teachers also get to choose what they hang around their classroom.
7: These can serve multiple purposes: from helping the students to showing others where they stand.