This coming up school year, I am going to have 41 4th grade students between both classes. There is a mix of all abilities and some students who receive different services. They face many obstacles in and out of the classroom living in a small town in Maine. Our classroom is small, as it is a former life skills room.
We are in a low income school district in a very rural area in Maine.
They are creative, passionate and active. I want to meet their needs and expand their learning by having new seating to allow them to be comfortable and meet their needs of movement and a better atmosphere in our room. Currently, I have old chairs that came from the high school, which are uncomfortable and break often. These students need all the advantages and access to a comfortable environment to learn and grow.
These 3 different options for seating will enhance the climate of the classroom and allow for students to sit in more than an old hard chair all day. New furniture is not in many school budgets often. The chairs I currently have are old chairs from the high school that break and are uncomfortable for all day sitting.
My students are more engaged when they have different areas to work within the classroom with seating that allows them to move and be safe.
The writing center will have two spots to sit safely with their lap tops, the math center will have floor seating to work together to solve real-life problems, and my table will have wobble seats to engage them and allow them to move without distraction during small group work.
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