My students need a new rug with enough spaces for all 28 students.
Have you ever wanted to say to someone, "Please back up, you're in my personal space!"
We all have a comfort zone, an invisible zone of psychological comfort that we carry with us. It is the region surrounding each person, or that area which a person considers their domain or territory.
Our classroom's motto is "It's better to TRY and FAIL than never to try at all." My students are risk-takers, problem-solvers, virtuous leaders, creative-thinkers and hard-workers.
They are also second graders who love to fidget and get distracted easily, they are in second grade after all. It's difficult for them to focus if the person behind them or next to them moves into their personal space or touches them.
We currently have an old tan and white rug filled with stains. It was meant for 20 students, but now must fit 28 students due the class-size increase. I tried to give each a personal space by taping boundary lines on the rug, but it is oh so tempting to peel the tape off. How fun for a second grader! We can't blame them.
This rug from Lakeshore will give students the personal space they need to focus during instruction on the rug, share their journal with a friend, or solve problems in class meetings.
Please support my hard-working and compassionate students by providing them with a personal space on the rug that will maximize their comfort level, focusing power and engagement in learning.
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