I have a very eclectic group of kiddos with a wide variety of needs. I work at a Title I school with predominantly English Language Learners. We are excited that this year our school qualifies to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students, and many teachers are implementing co-teaching special education and general education classes (including me!) In contrast, every year I have at least two or three students reading far above grade level, and who challenge me to go above and beyond the curriculum to meet their personal learning needs.
Despite all of the challenges these kids face, they come to school every day ready to learn.
They love science, social studies, and learning about how to use new technology (they LOVE creating Google slides presentations!) Our school has some of the most inclusive students I have ever seen - they are happy to accept and include those who are different, and are incredibly forgiving of students who need extra time or opportunities to make good choices. We are part of a wonderful community!
Third grade begins state testing, which can be very stressful for students. Flexible seating will help my students stay relaxed and focused during lengthy lessons or testing sessions. With flexible seating, students can make choices and take charge of their learning. The seating will be strategically placed so students may choose what works best for them.
Bean bag chairs and cushions with backs allow for more freedom and comfort during lessons.
Students may choose which works best for them. The cushions will be for those learners that enjoy sitting on the floor. The bean bags will be used in the classroom library.
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