As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. All of my students receive free lunch. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. My classroom is filled with students who love to move all over the room to read, do their work, have discussions, etc. This year I have a very active bunch. If they aren't tapping their pencils or swinging their feet then they are finding another way to release their energy. Some of their ways of releasing energy can become distracting to other students. To reduce distractions and increase focus I want to set up a flexible seating area for my students.
Who wants to sit in a desk for 5-6 hours a day? My students become very fidgety having to sit in their desks all day. I am asking for help to get these flexible seating arrangements in order to reduce stress/anxiety on my students. My students this year are very active! They love to move around the room to do their independent work, silent reading, and other assignments throughout the day. If my students don't release their energy by moving around the room to work then I find them tapping anything they can, whether it be a pencil or their fingers. This causes distractions to students around them and myself. I want to reduce the distractions by setting up areas around the room for them to release their energy while completing their work.
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Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand. I want to offer them a more comfortable spot rather than sitting on the floor or the rug.
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