I am probably one of the luckiest people ever. I landed my dream job before returning back home after volunteering abroad. I work in a wonderful school with incredible colleagues. And of course...I have some pretty amazing students.
Being a first year teacher isn't easy, but these kids make it so much fun.
They're quirky, silly, funny, and all around great kids. They all also have unique learning differences and need extra support in learning.
That's where I come in! As a Special Education teacher, my resource room is a place where we build confidence and learn the skills we need to know to succeed in the classroom. Whether it be reading, math, or writing, students come into my room knowing that my only expectation is that they are improving...no matter the pace.
As a fourth grade teacher, I have many wigglers in my classroom. For many, sitting at a desk or a table for an hour-long class causes them to lose focus and impact their learning. That's why my class is set up in stations, as it gives students the opportunity to move around the room.
"Ms Gorman, can we sit on the floor?" For one of their stations, an independent technology station, many students opt out of sitting at the desks in my room to sitting on the floor.
When asked why, they said they like being able to sit somewhere different. That got me thinking...isn't that what my room is for? An alternative place to learn that best suits my students?
This floor table and seating is the perfect way for my students to have the choice of where to sit and still be productive learners. Please consider donating to this project!
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