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  • Pre K Classroom

  • After you’ve designed your room, write a scholarly  (4–6 pages) in which you use your classroom observations, course readings, and research to justify the room design choices you made. Include the following in your report:
    1. Concepts and Goals.
      • Define the educational concepts you want your room to demonstrate and the goals your environment will support.
      • Define the children your room will be serving, including their age and the number of children.
    2. Physical Space.
      • Describe and justify the size of room and the ratio of teacher to children.
      • Describe safety additions such as fire exits and support for handicapped teachers and children.
      • Describe furnishings such as cribs or desks, number and type of learning centers, and any other elements you believe necessary in setting up a room for children of this age.
    3. Practices.
      • Describe how expectations and modeling of respectful treatment of others take place in this room (with respect to social and emotional guidelines).
      • Describe how support of cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity takes place in this room. How is cultural sensitivity reflected in this environment?
      • Describe how this room engages students in their own learning through participation in a variety of experiences and stimuli, such as child choice activities in each learning area of the classroom environment.
      • Describe how ongoing assessment and monitoring of the environment will be performed in this room. How is this environment assessed?
    4. Use the following resources (found in the Resources section) to assist in your research for this assignment:
    • Review Evidence and APA, and browse the Writing Center’s other resources. Your work in this course requires use of APA style.
    • Review the module on Finding Academic Sources for Education Literature Reviews to familiarize yourself with this process.
    • Review the tools available at the Education Library Research Guide to aid in your research throughout this course.
    • Additional Requirements
      In addition to the above, your assignment must meet the following requirements:
    • Visual Room Design: Use the Room Design Activity template to draft a visual representation of your room design. Include this PowerPoint file along with your report when you submit your assignment.
    • Length:  must be 4–6 pages in length, double-spaced, not including the cover page and References section.
    • APA Style: must be a scholarly piece of work in APA style, including a cover page, citations, and references. The writing should be free of grammatical errors.
    • References: Use your classroom observations and course readings to support your justifications for the room design choices you made.
    • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Room Design Activity

Art

Construction Play

Library

Dramatic Play

Math

Nap Area

Room Design Activity

Design your own classroom with this template. Slide 1 is your floor plan. You may copy items from Slides 2 and 3 and paste them onto this floor plan.

Arrange the items by dragging them to the desired position in the floor plan and rotating them appropriately. Then fine-tune their position with the arrow keys.

You may also change wall colors. Select a wall (or multiple walls by holding down the Shift key while clicking on them), then edit the wall’s Shape Fill color in the application’s toolbar above.

There is an example design on Slide 4.

1000 square feet; ~35 square foot per child

Classroom Design Activity

Design your own classroom with this template. Slide 1 is your floor plan. You may copy items from Slides 2 and 3 and paste them onto this floor plan.

Arrange the items by dragging them to the desired position in the floor plan and rotating them appropriately. Then fine-tune their position by using the arrow keys.

You may also change the color of the walls. Select a wall (or multiple walls by holding down the Shift key while clicking on them), then edit the wall’s Shape Fill color in the application’s toolbar above.

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STRUCTURE

FURNISHINGS

SEATING

Mirror

Bulletin

board

Student

desk

Teacher’s

desk

Square

table

Half circle

table

Changing

table

Step

stool

Storage

cabinet

Teacher’s

chair

Toddler

chair

K-3

chair

High

chair

Infant

swing

Infant

chair

Rocking

chair

Cushion

Beanbag

chair

Door

Window

Sink

Bathroom

Fire

alarm

Fire

extinguisher

Cubbies

Bookshelf

Classroom Items

Classroom Items

Copy items from this slide, and paste them onto the floor plan in Slide 1.

Classroom Items

Copy items from this slide, and paste them onto the floor plan in Slide 1.

2

SLEEP

Art

Math

Science

Literacy

Music

Library

Dramatic Play

Construction Play

PLAY

CENTER LABELS (the text within the Labels can be edited)

Crib

Cot

Mat

Foam
blocks

Easel

Play

house

Computer

Climbing

unit

Sand

table

Water

table

Lego

table

Doll

crib

Classroom Items continued

Classroom Items

Copy items from this slide, and paste them onto the floor plan in Slide 1.

Classroom Items

Copy-and-paste an item from these slides onto the floor plan in Slide 1.

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Example Room Design

Example Room Design

1000 square feet; ~35 square foot per child

Art

Dramatic Play

Literacy

Library

Construction Play

Social Area

Storage

Example Classroom Design

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