My students need some new furniture, like bean bags and pillow and a low table, to expand our selective classroom seating.
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My students are a community of 5th graders representing one of the most diverse schools in our large, urban city. We have over 8 home languages represented as well as a variety of racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Our school community also draws in families from all socioeconomic levels. This creates a unique and beautifully colorful experience for all of our students.
Our students are hardworking and academically motivated, especially in Science and Reading.
They also love writing, dancing, gardening, creating art projects, playing Four Square and Kickball. Our 5th graders are curious and engaged learners who desire hands-on and adventurous learning experiences.
This year, I've been trying to improve and update our classroom environment. During this update, I have been working to create multiple learning areas with a variety of different designs throughout the classroom to foster student collaboration. In my classroom, I have incorporated learning areas like standing tables and high seated tables and collaborative table groups. Now, I'd like to add some floor seating on some new bean bag chairs and pillow with a low table.
This shift to flexible classroom design is based on vast research that shows comfortable and flexible learning environments foster learning for all students.
By borrowing aspects of what is referred to as a "selective seating" model, we can give students a variety of learning spaces that allow student collaboration, growth and success.
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