As I embark on a new journey this year, one thing comes to mind that will always remain the same - a classroom community! In order for me to build a classroom family, I have always relied on a common meeting spot in my classroom. A safe area where students can share their feelings and discoveries openly. A classroom rug will be essential to establish this type of lifelong learning.
I am asking this year for a classroom rug to help establish our new classroom family!
It will be the spot where students can share their AH-HA moments, their accomplishments, and their apologizes. It allows old and new students to better learn about one another, and it’s the part of my day I look forward to the most!
This year my fifth graders will be entering a new building filled with unfamiliar classrooms, faculty members, and even peers. Our district has developed an intermediate school which will be home to the upcoming 5th and 6th grade students. I feel strongly that creating a common meeting spot will help this transition!
This year I will be teaching literacy and social studies to a bright and excited group of fifth graders! Since students, who've never rotated classes before, will have two teachers this year I feel it is essential for students to begin each block with lessons that will help engage them in our literacy and social studies whole group lesson! This may mean a team building activity, telephone, I Spy, mindfulness practices, etc.
This Dot Spots Carpet will also be the spot where students will come and access the interactive white board, and turn and talk to their peers to help them better understand new comprehension skills!
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