Poorly arranged classroom description
The classroom has four walls and is rectangular in shape with the longer walls running east to west. If one uses the room entrance as a starting point and travels around the perimeter of the room in a counter-clockwise direction:
The entrance to the room is on the south wall in the SE corner. The south wall is lined with windows, and below the windows are, first, a trashcan for student use and, then, two large computer tables centered on the wall, facing the windows. In the SW corner, the teacher’s desk is angled to face a NE direction. A wastepaper basket is placed to the side of her desk. The west wall is lined with a filing cabinet, a misc. storage cabinet, and then bookshelves. The north wall has a long white board centered on it, taking up approximately 2/3 of the wall length. The SE corner of the east wall has a student materials cabinet, and then a long row of student cupboards runs the rest of the length of the wall, back to the room entrance.
Twenty-three student desks are in the interior of the room. They are grouped in lines of four desks (each side-by-side) and make up three rows and two columns. The rows are angled so that the lines of the desks make a slight “V” formation with a wide aisle between the two columns. All desks are angled so that the students are sitting side-by-side and facing forward toward the white board wall. Emily’s desk is in the front row, closest to the east wall. Evan’s desk is also in the front row, the second desk from the west wall.