Help me give my students a place to store their supplies in their Flex-Space tray storage to help our flexible learning classroom run with ease. The other supplies will help me create flexible learning zones around our room.
Second grade is a magical grade where students truly grow as learners. With 27 students in my classroom, we are a large class with a variety of needs. When you walk into my room students are spread out around the room. Some will be sitting on the floor, others at a desk and I love watching them learn how to grow as a student and friend in our room.
My classroom is full of diverse learners from a variety of backgrounds; from students on IEPs to students that are achieving above grade level, all deserving of a comforting, safe classroom that they feel ownership of.
Our school is also the neighborhood school for one of our local safe houses; meaning, many of our students come from trauma backgrounds and need the love and stability that our school provides. Finally, my students are so eager to learn and I cannot wait to see how far they grow throughout the year. Thank you for your consideration and support.
Flexible seating is the new trend in education. I want to explain the importance of flexible seating and how it will impact MY students. My students come from varied backgrounds and home situations. A classroom needs to be a place where students feel comfortable and safe in order to do their best learning.
According to the HEAD Project (Holistic Evidence and Design): Flexible, welcoming spaces had a startlingly large effect on learning in math—73 percent of the students’ progress that was attributed to classroom design was traced back to flexibility and student ownership.
The Flex-Space trays will provide my students with a place to store and organize their classroom supplies and make it possible to move throughout the classroom with ease. Providing floor seating and standing options for my students will be made possible with the other furniture options included in the grant.
Picture a math lesson: students grab their supply trays and find a spot around the room with a partner or small group. Students can choose between: a floor cushion, a lap desk, or a standing desk. This freedom allows them the ability to choose the best space to do their best learning/work.
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