As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
They are hard workers, they are good friends, and they love to move!
Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive free breakfast and lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
My students need Soft Seat, Big Beanbag Seat along with an IRIS Desktop File Box, to create an inviting learning space. When I work, I want to be comfortable. Most of the time, that means I'm not at a desk. This year, I have given my students the opportunity to choose their own seats in the classroom based on where and how they learn best. The new seating options and storage containers will provide my students with more options for seating beyond the ones I've already provided. Many students also have attention problems, and being able to move and change seats helps eliminate the behavior issues that can arise. Students also need the book boxes to give them a space to store their materials, as they do not have their own desks.
Again, many students don't learn best at a hard chair and desk, and need alternate options to keep them engaged and learning to their fullest potential.
That may mean having a chair that allows them to move, a place to collaborate with classmates, or a spot where they can work in peace. My students are learning that a classroom can be a place where they can do their best learning in their own way. Please help my students get more options for choice seating, and the ability to store their materials in an efficient way!
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