First grade is such an exciting time in little learner's lives. This is the year of reading growth like never seen before! Students are becoming great readers, they are learning the meaning of friendship, and how to participate in the world around them like a real human! My students each have their own unique qualities, on one hand I have an artist, and the other I have a future geologist... Then I have students that are just happy to be in a safe place for the day. With this kind of diverse classroom, we have a lot of needs in order to be successful.
Children have this magic and optimism at their young age that I want to be able to maintain.
Being in a low socioeconomic school, we are thankful for any opportunity to engage in meaningful learning. If my students have the tools they need, we can work together and be a successful class!
My students are 6 and 7 years old. This is a very wiggly time for them! The balance ball seating allows students to learn how and wherever works best for them. They will be able to wiggle and bounce how they need to while maintaining focus on their learning!
Making sure my students are comfortable in their learning environment is essential to keeping them motivated and focused.
In first grade, students make the biggest leaps in reading! They need as much support as possible to get them from sounding out words to becoming a fluent reader. The hear myself sound phones are great for letting students hear the sounds that they are making, this improves their ability to blend and decode words! The privacy partitions give students the choice to block everyone else out around them. Sometimes students need that privacy to engage in their own learning.
Ultimately, this project was chosen to give students support they need to get focused and become better readers!
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