Classroom Set up/Home set up:
“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination”. Napolean Hill “A good system shortens the road to the goal”. Orison Swett Marden
The classroom setup is important to the learning environment for the person with special needs. When there is organization, good lighting, clear labeled shelves/cubbies, it makes learning effective. For individuals in wheelchairs, make as much space as possible clearing the center of the room with less clutter as possible.
By keeping your classroom organized, it will result in a better learning environment. It is the teacher’s responsibility to maintain the classroom and keep it organized throughout the school year. Before the students enter the classroom in the morning and after the students dismiss for home are two prime times to maintain the classroom.
Like the classroom, the home should be clutter free as much as possible and organized with things that are needed within reach. Label plastic bins or baskets. Label dresser drawers for children of different articles of clothing to support independence. In the four storage organizers below, they are to organize student work, student booklets, communication notebooks and parent/guardian notices.
In the picture below, the book organizer sorts books by holidays, educational, popular children’s books, educational and magazines. In the cubbies, each student has his/her own storage bin with their names labeled on them.
Below are pictures taken inside my home. It includes labeling various types of storage shelves and bins. It also includes the children’s schedule. The schedule is hung in the kitchen where the family is on a daily basis.