Cindy, you still have a few things that you can remove to unclutter your workspace. Go to View > Toolbar and uncheck everything EXCEPT the Standard, Status and Tools. The others are not necessary now.
For the Layers palette, above it, it is the Materials palette. You can resize the Layers palette by grabbing the very top of it, and dragging it lower, so that will display the Materials palette more, similar to what I see. We’ll get there, one step at the time.