My students need A Place for Everyone Calming Colors Carpet to support learning during our whole group lessons. The relaxing colors and the personalized space each square provides will increase students' focus and learning.
My class is always filled with smart, talented, eager-to-learn students. When they arrive in August, they are so young. I know that during the months that we spend together, they are going to grow and blossom into young readers, writers, spellers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians. Some arrive already knowing how to read, while others don't even know the alphabet yet. It's always fun to watch them show what they know and share the talents they have. My class is truly a teaching and learning community.
What I love most about the population of students in my class is that they are so diverse.
Because we are located near the energy corridor, the students come from all over the world. Some are native Texans, others have moved here from other states around the country (including me), and some are from other countries around the world. What is special about this mix is that each child has so much knowledge to offer to the rest of the class. Their schemas are filled with facts about different places around the world and different customs. We all learn so much from each other just because of who we are and where we come.
In my first grade classroom, we gather on the floor for whole group lessons several times per day. It would benefit my students to have their own personal space for sitting and keeping their notebooks on. Without this carpet, students tend to fidget or sprawl out, which ultimately leads to students being distracted during a lesson. With the calming colors carpet, each student gets personal space to work in, but is also close enough to classmates to turn-and-talk when it is time to. This carpet would definitely increase student learning and focus in my classroom. The calming colors are soothing and would help relax students as they learn.
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