Fifth graders are curious, self-motivating, and eager to work. They still have excitement to learn when properly channeled. They have a full range of reading, writing, and math abilities. Once they start to seem themselves as a learner and have a proper, comfortable environment the possibilities are endless. I love their enthusiasm to learn and watching them make connections to the real world!
My class consists of regular education, special education, ESL, and basic skills students.
A majority of my students come from low-income level families. Our school was closed down last year due to mold and the majority of my 16 years of teaching materials were thrown out. I've been able to replace many materials through help from friends and family. Thankfully, our school did reopen on January 2019, and I'm now looking to revamp my classroom setting with flexible seating and creating a warm environment to enhance learning.
We start off our day with a morning meeting. I fully believe in a responsive classroom where socialization is just as important as academics! Due to the past mold problem, our once carpeted room is now a cold tile floor.
Help us to have a space to sit comfortably within the classroom to greet each other in fun ways, to share with the class once a week to foster a school-home connection and a place where we can play games and learn to come together as a community of learners.
Flexible seating gives students an option to work comfortably around the room engaging in the activity with peers or by themselves. My students need cushions and stools. Studies show the most meaningful learning happens through collaboration.
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