My class of energetic first graders walk, skip, and twirl into my classroom every day, excited to learn! They are a very curious and creative group who love reading books, calculating numbers, investigating science and writing stories.
My students love to read, write and learn with their friends and classmates.
We just don't have enough space to accommodate all our active bodies, so another cozy couch would help with our classroom seating.
Our school is consistently one of the top performing schools in our state and is made up of a wide range of socioeconomic levels, so my goal is to continue my students on this path of excellence as they grow up to become lifelong learners.
Flexible seating will allow my students to become more engaged in their learning. During our Language Arts and Math centers they can choose an area in our classroom that works for them. My students currently move around the room to a variety of locations such as a writing table, word work desks, classroom library, and computers. They are usually sitting or laying on the carpet with clip boards. When they are given a choice in their seating, they almost always make good choices about where they sit and therefore are more engaged in their class work.
Making sure my students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.
My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.
The sofa that I have selected will give my students another place to sit and learn instead of their desks or the floor.
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