By this point in your degree program, you have been exposed to many different classrooms with varying layouts. It is a good idea to start planning what your ideal classroom would look like. When you have your own classroom, you may have to make adjustments due to physical space, budget, or other obstacles. However, if you have an end goal in mind, you can work toward creating the setup that best fits the needs of your students and your own personal style.
Create an ideal physical layout of your birth to age 2. Your layout should include how you would organize the space, materials, and resources in order to maximize progress and promote social interaction. Consider areas centered on art, library, writing, science/math, dramatic play, blocks, and puzzles/manipulatives.
In addition, write a 500-750 word research-based essay explaining your layout. Explain how you would organize space, time, and materials/resources to maximize progress and promote social interaction amongst peers, parents, and caregivers. Furthermore, discuss any special attention you would give to areas that would accommodate students with exceptionalities.
Support your findings with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Submit the physical layout and the explanation as one submission.
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