|Mrs. Maring and Mrs. Esch ~ Country View Elementary School ~ Verona, WI|
Walking into the classroom to set up on the first day is a very daunting task. It takes hours to reorganize furniture to get everything in just the right spot. This year we've had many thoughts about creating personalized learning spaces. We plan to have a library, reading and writing nooks, a writing island, technology space, partner and independent work areas, science/social studies exploration space, conferencing areas, small and large group lesson areas, and more! Another component of personalized learning is to create cozy spaces for learners. We hope to have various forms of seating and lighting to create a "homy" atmosphere. It's important for students to feel a sense of belonging and take ownership over our space so, of course, we will leave lots of room for them to make this space their own as well. Visit our page again in a few weeks to see the progress!