I have a classroom of wonderful students. They are high energy, curious, thoughtful, and talented Kindergartners. We are a family of learners. My students love to have fun and love to learn. They are excited with every new skill that they develop. My students encourage one another and come to school ready to work hard. Our classroom is in a higher poverty area which means many students have limited exposure. We have lots of conversation about concepts to build vocabulary daily. As a teacher I work hard to encourage creativity by incorporating arts into lessons. We also include lots of movement in our classroom.
In our classroom students get to experience alternative seating. Alternative seating are different types of seating that support students diverse needs as learners. Some student learn and work better in a smaller space with less distraction, others need movement, and other prefer to work in an area that allows them to stand or lay down. Alternative seating not only meets the needs of diverse learners but also helps students see the classroom as a place of comfort and warmth. The classroom community is seen as a place where they are safe and is a second home. These couches will help us build a comfortable, inviting area for students to work and read in. The versatility of the couches are that they can recline and also lay down so if students work better laying on their tummy they could have this option. Students love alternative seating but the challenge as a teacher is providing enough options to meet everyone's needs. This project will help me add to my growing options for alternative seating!
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