As a 4th grade teacher, I strive to create a classroom community where students feel loved, safe, and challenged to be their best each and every day. As a co-taught class, we have 21 students who come from very diverse educational and personal backgrounds. Whether a student has a learning disability, autism, English as a second language, receives free and reduced meals, or came to the country as a refugee, they know that they can succeed all while having fun in our camping themed classroom.
My scholar students are hard-working, creative, inquisitive, and FUN!
They like to stand while they’re learning, move to a comfortable camping chair while completing independent practice, or move about the classroom while they are thinking. Because we are such a diverse class, many of my students have not experienced things that other students their age have. I am eager to share new experiences with them and focus on the potential that each and every one of my students have!
Students learn best when they learn in a calming and welcoming environment. Classrooms have fluorescent lights that are not calming and welcoming for students to learn best. I chose Simple Designs table lamps will help allow us to be able to turn off the overhead lights in order to capture learning in a more natural feeling environment.
My classroom is a place that welcomes all personalities and traits, including creative thinkers, mistake makers and risk takers.
In order to make this possible for my students, we are in need of pencils, erasers, and glue sticks. I also chose wood-cased pencils and Papermate pencil top erasers in order to help make these things possible.
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