Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Cozy Rug in our Classroom!
My students need the Seating Squares Carpet Rug to experience comfortable learning for morning meetings, story time, class collaboration, and to use as a flexible seating option during independent work time.
Where do I start? My students are the reason I go to work everyday smiling! I work with incredible students that embrace their school, teachers, and peers. This is my fourth year teaching imaginative first graders in a Title 1 school. My kiddos come from very diverse backgrounds and all share a very important piece of our classroom puzzle. It is amazing to see my students make connections and build relationships with each other as the year goes on!
Just by walking into our classroom, you can tell our class community is built off of friendship, kindness, and teamwork.
I have always strived to create a classroom where students feel safe, supported, and comfortable right as they walk in the door. From there, my students love to welcome others into our classroom and share their learning experiences with visitors.
Our school is gearing up for an adventure! We will be implementing the Expeditionary Learning (EL) curriculum in K-2 next year! This curriculum challenges teachers and students to think outside of the traditional classroom box. Students will take part in project based learning, higher level thinking, creating quality work, leadership roles, self-discovery, and character building. Along with the change in thinking and doing, EL promotes flexible seating and comfortable classrooms.
This rug would be used for an endless amount of activities and learning opportunities.
We need this rug for morning meetings where we gather every day to greet one another, discuss our weekly character trait, collaborate, and build positive connections with one another. Sadly, our morning meetings are currently taking place on our cold tile classroom floor.
Not only would we gather in a circle every morning on this cozy rug, students would use it throughout the day for team activities, independent work time and partner readings. My students yearn for the feeling of comfort in our classroom. I would love for my students to have the freedom to learn wherever they learn and feel best. This new EL adventure opens a door of explorations, character building, and comfortable learning.
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