My students need a classroom carpet to sit on when we meet as a group.
This project expired on December 19, 2014.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Some of my students have nothing, so having their own spot on the carpet can be very special to them.
I teach a classroom of English Language Learners.
I currently have 19 students and they speak 7 different languages, including English. Our classroom is only one of three ELL classrooms in our school. Our school has the highest transient population of any other school in our district. I teach first grade and I have been the 3rd, 4th or even 5th teacher that some of these kids have had.
I often have my students meet on the carpet many times during the day. We meet for math, grammar, and reading, just to name a few times. With this rug I can tell the students where to sit by giving them oral clues. For example, "Johnny, please sit on the animal whose name starts with /m/."
My students are English Language Learners so it is very important for them to be able to speak with a friend. While we are meeting I give my students think time after I ask a question and they they are to turn to a partner. With this rug, I will be able to partner students up by using the animals on the squares.
A donation will help give my students their own spot.
There won't be pushing and shoving trying to sit with a friend. Students won't be left out because nobody will sit with them.
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