I am a Second grade teacher in a Title I school in South Florida. My students are faced with challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. My students come from diverse backgrounds, educationally and economically. Many of the students do not have educational support at home. For this reason, I have the need to create an environment where students feel inspired and safe to tackle the rigors of the standards and educational challenges they are faced with. More then anything, I want to foster a love for learning.
Many of my students struggle with focusing so floor seating and light filters will allow students a cozy, comfortable learning environment. My classroom often times becomes a second home for my students, so a welcoming fun place to learn is necessary. Fluorescent lights are a staple in classrooms, but their harsh glare and flickering light can cause eyestrain, headaches, and anxiety in students. My fluorescent lights will be covered with these fabric panels to softens the glare and harsh lighting. During reading time students attend multiple learning centers. I would like to provide different seating option for them to increase engagement and interest at these centers to create more time on task.
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