The basic idea of flexible classrooms is to remove students from a passive learning environment and instead create a space that encourages and facilitates their involvement in each and every class. Classrooms are equipped with quality furnishings, so that students can feel comfortable.
Research indicates that there is strong relationship between the children and their environment – which includes physical space. At Little Scholar Preschool, we believe that Effective Classroom management can set the stage for exciting possibilities for children’s learning.
We have planned our classroom to ensure that the arrangement is rich with environment prints that have a positive impact on children’s language and interaction development.
Our classrooms are designed with following considerations:
- Promote Language and Literacy: Designed to ensure that language and literacy materials (such as, books, writing utensils, and printed matter) are located throughout the classroom.
- Small Group and Independent Work Areas: Separate learning areas are important for facilitating self directed but teacher guided hands on activities on a variety of subjects and skill levels.
- Traffic Pattern: Furniture and play center are arranged to areas children use the most often
- Materials Placed at Children’s level: When the children can access needed materials without having to ask the teacher to get them, they become more independent and activities proceed more quickly and smoothly.
- Encourage Pretend Play: Pretend play teaches children empathy, encourages language development and gives them space to solve problems. In our classroom ,there are specially designed areas and costumes where children can pretend to cook or play doctor.