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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Peek Into Our 2011-2012 Classroom

School started last Wednesday and it seems like the first six days have flown by faster than ever! I'm so proud of my class this year! I think they might possibly be able to out talk an auctioneer on a good day, but I already feel like we are going to accomplish so much. That is such an exciting feeling!

I have student who is visually impaired this year, so I tried to keep my floor plan open so he would have an easier time with orientation and mobility. I spent the better part of last year arranging and rearranging my room to figure out a way that I could handle keeping it the same for the majority of this year. If I rearrange anything that he has to walk around, he will have to be reoriented his surroundings and I feel like that is something we need to avoid so we can spend as much time as possible teaching him academic and life skills.

There are a few blank areas and bookcase shelves that will be filled with environmental print, theme books, student book bags, magnet areas, pocket chart goodies, etc. So, don’t mistake the blankness for lack of a better idea for the space. Smile I didn’t go into detail explaining everything, but I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about our room.


Sorry this one is blurry. I didn’t realize it until I was getting ready to post it. The following two pictures are of some of our Braille materials and resources.



  1. Marlana,

    Your room looks so adorable! I love the little red school house chairs that are in the library area. Hope you have a wonderful school year!


  2. I love your curtains. I'm inspired. What are the pink and green dots below your alphabet line? What a sweet and orderly room you have!