It is important to create quiet student work spaces. When I was a student we used our pocket writing folders as privacy folders. These were used during test time or when we needed a break from our group to focus on our independent work.
Recently I was in a colleagues Grade 4 classroom and saw the coolest idea Office A and Office B work spaces in her classroom. She told me our administrator gave her the idea.
Using plain white science display boards this teacher has created a private no distractions work space for kids to work. Her future plan is to use the panels to display key anchor charts.
This teacher is full of great ideas. Here is another one:
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2 thoughts on “Creating Quiet Student Work Spaces”
Is office B attached to the back of Office A, or do they just exist as two separate options within the classroom? Does she have enough of these for all of her students to be using them simultaneously?
I've tried a version of that this year, but mine is a bit lame in comparison!
Mme Aiello @ Teaching FSL
Both "offices" re free standing and can be moved anywhere in the classroom. Their are only two of them but many students use a duotang folder as their privacy folders when they want to work independently.