Fendalton Open-Air School Library Blog

Welcome to the Fendalton Open-Air school library blog. This is the place where reading for fun is our main focus. There are heaps of reviews, author and illustrator links, and book trailer links. There are games to play on the homework page and ideas for parents as well. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

New ESOL space features

These are some of the things I feel need to be included in a new ESOL teaching space that we DO NOT currently have:
• a warm, welcoming environment that students can visit throughtout the day or parents can access if needing to seek help
• a more inclusive location so that the students are not isolated from the rest of the school
• an environment that is included in the cleaning contract
• natural lighting
• adequate ventilation
• adequate heating/cooling
• adequate space for teaching larger groups, more than one group, all the ESOL students together
• adequate space for practical hands-on activities
• a quieter environment (without jumping beans, dance classes and seniors singing in the same area!!!)
• display boards for sharing student's work
• a noticeboards for communicating with parents
• appropriate sized chairs and tables for students of different ages/heights
• more computers
• access to an air port for computers
• a more reliable phone
• storage cuboards or shelves for teaching resources, books, ESOL boxes
• locked cabinets for storing personal items and assessment data



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