My fifth graders walk into the classroom each day yearning to learn and explore. They are at a point in their lives where they are trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. As their teacher, I do my best to help them gain understanding of the world around them and bridge the gap between childhood and adolescence.
My students have all been labeled gifted in one or more academic areas, which brings a variety of different learning styles into one room.
These students have a hard time conforming to a "traditional" learning experience. I am always in search of the best strategies to keep them engaged in their learning. I have since learned, providing as many opportunities for independence and choice throughout the day is vital to helping them reach their full potential. My students love coming to school every day to share their knowledge with the world!
As a certified AVID school, we promote collaboration in our classroom as a learning strategy for successful students. The students in my class enjoy working together towards a common goal while applying the concepts taught in the classroom across all subject areas. Group projects also allow students to show off their individual talents whether it be fantastic artistic skills or those needed to be an exceptional leader.
When doing group work, students need a space that allows students to meet comfortably and focus on the task at hand.
These stools will provide students with the comfort as well as the ability to attend to their work. These materials will be used daily and are accessible to all students.
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