I teach an energetic crew of eighteen-second grade students in Dorchester, MA. They are talkative and inquisitive, eager to learn new things that will connect to their lives and validate their experiences. In a Project-Based Learning environment, our crew works together to learn through reading, writing, experimentation, and fieldwork experiences.
When learning is engaging, purposeful, and relevant to students' lives, they are able to not only take in new information but remember it and find a use for it.
My scholars arrive by bus from inner-city Boston. Nearly 70% of the 400 students in the school qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Fifteen percent are identified as special needs and/or require a 504 plan. Twenty-two percent are English Language Learners. The school's diverse student body reflects the city’s rich cultural and linguistic heritage and they deserve the ability to step into the future!
Our students struggle with big emotions every day. They have difficulty with settling in and starting lessons. By playing calming music, students will be able to calm themselves and prepare themselves to learn.
A calming classroom environment will help calm scholars with extra energy, to go from a chaotic state to a calm state.
The aromatherapy and essential oils will further provide scholars with the ability to smell calming scents. Each oil has a special purpose: Oils to wake up a sleepy class, oils to increase focus and concentration, oils to help students calm down, and oils to improve behavior.
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