Dude, Where's My Shelfwork?

Organization

The Montessori classroom has fairly specific ways in which materials are supposed to be set up. This is slightly difficult at the middle school level due to fewer manipulatives that actually go on trays/shelves for shelfwork.  When I was first setting up my classroom, I took a tour of my colleagues’ classrooms to collect ideas. Here are a few ideas that I plan to “steal” from them.

Class jobs by table

Class jobs by table

 

What to do if you don't understand

What to do if you don’t understand

Whiteboard table for minilessons

Whiteboard table for minilessons

When you need help, or you can be helpful

When you need help, or you can be helpul 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some ideas that I did actually steal and implement. I’ll go into more detail on them in a later post.

This actually works! Students stop and check to make sure I am not talking before sharpening. Or they ask.

This actually works! Students stop and check to make sure I am not talking before sharpening. Or they ask if it is okay.

Entrance Procedures

Entrance Procedures

Exit Procedures

Exit Procedures

Quiet Corner Expectations

Quiet Corner Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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