The first is where we do more guided practice, it is set up by the whiteboard.
I have six desks in a semi circle close to the whiteboard. This is where we go over new concepts or maybe a concept that they just learned in their Algebra I class. It's great because I have fewer students to attend to and can really help them on the material that they specifically need help with.
The second section is four groups of two desks.
I have it where the students are facing each other. I use this section when we are working on partner play or group work since students can just connect their desks together.
The third section is three groups of two desks.
This section is usually set aside for when students are working on their computers in a cooperative learning group. It's closest to the other two outlets I have in my room, that way students can plug in their computers if there batteries are getting low.
I like the spacing of the sections because it is very easy to get through the room and monitor how the students are doing. I also like the sections because I know that each group is working on something different and yet all the students in the group are working on the same activity. Students can help each other before they have to ask me which I love because that means that students are learning in a cooperative environment.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my class set-up!!