The Autism Helper Classroom: Classroom Photos

Pictures speak louder than words so I am going to let the pictures do most of the talking in today’s post! My classroom is about 98% of the way set up. I am in a new classroom and I absolutely love my new arrangement. I love it more than my old setup actually. A few major changes this year include: no more teacher desk, two 1-on-1 student work areas (for my tough kiddos who have dedicated aides), extended classroom library, streamlined supply organization, and new material storage system. More on all that coming up. Let’s get to the pics! The rest of this week will be dedicated to  The Autism Helper Classroom. Today are the classroom photos. Here is what’s coming up:

  • Wednesday: Classroom Video Tour
  • Thursday: Layout Diagram
  • Friday: Class Schedules

Here we go:

Morning Group/Direct Instruction Area: 

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

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The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

Reading and Language Centers (run by paraprofessionals):

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

Break Area and Computer Area:

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The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

Independent Work Centers:

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1-on-1 Student Work Area:

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

Some Overall Classroom Shots:

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures
The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures
The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

Hope you enjoyed these! I am excited to share my classroom video tour with you tomorrow!

26 Comments

  1. Great pictures and set up! Just wondering if you have any posts regarding the details of the one-on-one student work area?

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  2. Great setup Sasha! Loving the organization and simplicity of it all.

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  3. Holy huge classroom!!! I am so jealous. I think my room is about a 1/3 of yours.

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  4. I am not getting your daily email 🙁 all of a sudden they stopped coming.

    I love your room set up! You 1:1 areas are great and your leiure area.
    How many adults do you have?
    What topics do you cover in morning meeting?
    Is the Morning Meeting whole group or small?

    Sorry for all the questions, I know its tough for back to school time 🙂
    Thanks !

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  5. WOW ,WOW ,WOW!!! Awesome

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  6. Love it! So organized and what a nice classroom you have! 🙂 It is HUGE!

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  7. Love it and jealous. My room is about half that size if even that. Would love to have room for all the different areas. I’ve incorporated lots of your stuff from TPT and look forward to being in our new school that is suppose to be finished for next year, where I will have a larger room.

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  8. O my goodness. Your room is so beautiful. I can’t even explain how jealous I am right now 🙂

    Seriously though, thanks for posting all these pictures and for always sharing your fabulous ideas! I’ve learned so much reading your blog. I even asked my DC if it could count as professional development 🙂

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  9. Great site! Just wondering how you would mix these ideas for children on the Autism spectrum who are attending mainstream schools? In particular was thinking about how to display work with minimal distractions? Would it be best to have designated wall/walls perhaps behind the child with Autism and walls in view more bare? Difficult to get the balance right in a mixed ability class.

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  10. Those are for my students will dedicated aides! Will def be sharing more info and a video tour!

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  11. Thanks, Danielle!

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  12. I know! I was spoiled this year 🙂 I’m very appreciative!

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  13. I have been doing weekly updates on Tuesdays – have you been getting those? I have 2 aides for my classroom and 2 dedicated aides for students that have extreme behaviors. Morning meeting is reading instruction (plus a bit of calendar, weather, etc.). This is what are topics for reading look like: https://theautismhelper.com/group-curriculum-mapping-reading/. Morning meeting is small group. Check out the group size on my schedules: https://theautismhelper.com/autism-helper-classroom-class-schedules/. Never too many questions! Hope this helps! 🙂

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  14. Thanks 🙂

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  15. Thanks, Shelby!

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  16. I am very lucky with my big room! Hopefully you will get your new big room soon 🙂

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  17. Great idea – it should totally count as PD! THanks for reading, Brie! Hope the start of your year is going well!

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  18. Awesome pics! Could you tell me what a few of those tasks are in the boxes in the independent work area?

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  19. Love, love, love your classroom. I am very impressed with the size and how organized it looks. My classroom is very small which I share with 10 students!! I wouldn’t trade my students for the world, however I would love to trade for a room like yours. I would love to set my room up like this-it would be so ideal.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cynthia

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  20. Thanks for reading, Cynthia! The small class space can be a big struggle – good luck!

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  21. Very nice!! I am looking for ideas in how to decorate my classroom…..mine is a nice, small one……I will have 8 students (6th-7th and 8th grade). I would like to create a nurturing environment without too many visual distractions. I am getting ideas of yours….Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Thanks for reading!

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  23. I have many students who are very low, nonverbal and do not write. You show what you do with those who can work on their own but what do you do with the low functioning students for your morning group?

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  24. Nice classroom, but it is not in a realistic world. There is probably 1 out of 1000 teachers that have a classroom like that. Most of us have a fraction of that if we are lucky! Consider yourself lucky!

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