This year I will have the honor of teaching 22 fifth and sixth grade students, some of whom I have had the pleasure of teaching last year as well.
These students all have a special talent of their own, which makes them unique and a perfect asset to our class.
Each one is performing on a different level academically and some, even socially. My classroom goal this year is to encourage positive self esteem in each student to ensure they are successful. I do not want anyone to give up on themselves and I want them all to believe that they can do anything they want!
My students come from a low economic area, leaving some of them at a disadvantage of having up-to-date technology at home as well as materials needed to help them succeed not just in school, but in life as well. This is where our positive classroom environment will help them a long the way.
Flexible seating is becoming more popular and necessary in schools all over the country. Who wants to sit in a plastic chair all day long? I don't think very many, if anyone at all.
Happier, healthier and more engaged students is what flexible seating is all about!
Bean bag chairs, wobble chairs, small table top desks, flexible bands for chairs for those who need to fidget more is what helps keep our students focused and engaged. They love options too, which in turn helps gain their attention better.
Another reason flexible seating is necessary to keep students focused and engaged is that some of the options help provide physical activity for them. Physical activity has been proven to improve academic performance so why not incorporate more physical activity into our daily routines?
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