I teach in a high school resource room in a rural community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our school services students in 6th-12th grade. Over 80% of our school's population qualifies for free and reduced lunch. Our students are also served free breakfast daily. For many students, our school is their safe place away from unstable home environments.
Organization is something I strive to teach my students, but having a disorganized classroom makes it hard to be a role-model for my students.
I walked into a new classroom this year full of random school supplies that need to be organized. Having a place for all the school supplies will make it easier for my students to access materials needed for learning.
I have always believed that my students are not defined by their disabilities, but by their abilities. I work with students with eligibility ranging from students with autism to students with a range of learning disabilities. My students come into my classroom every day with smiles on their faces no matter the adversity they face.
I just moved over to our local high school and was left with a room full of random school supplies and no organization. One of the most important goals I work with my students on is being organized and they are in a classroom with no organization so that makes it very hard to teach them about organization.
Accessible and organized materials are what my students need to help them find the materials they need quickly.
The boxes, labels and desk organizers will help keep classroom materials accessible and neat. The posters that will go on the walls will help keep my students organized and focused mentally on why they are in school. My students are constantly digging through disorganized cabinets and a closet to get the materials they need to work on their school work. By each of the supplies having their own spots it will help my students easily find materials as well as teach them the responsibility of putting the materials back where they found them.
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