Our rural school hosts about 500 students in grades PK-4 and the majority are bused in from the three nearest towns. Students come from a variety of economic situations, and many are from single parent homes. We are considered a Title I (low income) district. Our location also brings in many Spanish speaking migrant students and families, along with their unique needs.
Third grade is an incredibly important year as we work to build independence and stamina.
Staying focused and working cooperatively can be challenging for a seven or eight year old. We are working on reading to learn, instead of learning to read, and need to be able to stay on task to do so. We are also working hard to become independent thinkers and problem solvers. Hands on, interactive activities are a must to prepare us for the real world!
It is becoming increasingly well known that traditional classroom seating is not always the best option for our kids. Being given the flexibility to stand or sit in a way that is comfortable can increase focus and engagement, while minimizing distractions. If students are comfortable while they work, they are less likely to be wiggly or off task
We are requesting floor seats with desks so students can work on the floor while still maintaining the ability to work neatly and effectively.
These floor desks will give my students the option of flexible floor seating while allowing them to work on their Chromebooks or maintain neatness of written work. These will also help with students who may need to be closer to the board or point of instruction, as they will be able to be more "front and center" while still working neatly and efficiently.
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