I have the opportunity to teach all of 4th grade science. I am the only one in the school besides specials teachers that gets to work with each student in the classroom. I think it is so special that I get to build a relationship with each student and watch them grow as the year goes on. In my classroom we do a lot of hands on activities that they have never done before. It is the most rewarding thing to be able to watch each student have the "ah ha" moment when participating in the activities. My students are so excited to come to class and love to learn and try new things. My goal is the help them think outside the box and know that it is ok to make mistakes because it is all a learning process and we are in it together.
I want to be able to offer all the kids the ability to focus and feel comfortable working in my classroom. It is proven that certain learners focus better on something that moves. I have flex seats on my wish list to be able to provide to those kids who can't focus without them in my classroom.
I also have board games on my wishlist to add to my classroom.
At my school we are required to do team building activities with our classes to build relationships as peers. I love to throw a board game in the mix to remind kids there is fun to be made without technology still. These games are great ones to get everyone involved and even make you think a little.
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