My students need a workspace that is much more conducive to learning than our current arrangement. Please help me create this ideal and clean learning space by incorporating a new kidney table in our classroom!
My school is a performing arts and technology elementary school in Astoria, NY. Our school believes in constant collaboration and teamwork. We are lucky to have such a diverse group of students here in Astoria. I currently work with 28 inspiring fifth grade students each day. My students are hardworking, talented, and entertaining! Despite the various obstacles they face, they continue to persevere. Many of my students are English Language Learners who have been in the country for less than one year. They walk into class everyday with a smile on their faces ready to learn something new and exciting.
Currently, when I conduct small group work with my students, we sit on the floor. This spot is not ideal for optimal learning. Often times these spots are uncomfortable and students are easily distracted. Sitting at a kidney table works like magic! This table allows me to sit in the middle of the group, but still remain close enough to each student and since the children feel closely connected to the teacher and to one another, they are more apt to stay engaged in the work at hand. Further more, my students will not need to sit on the floor! It will be much easier to decontaminate a kidney table with a simple Clorox wipe at the end of the school day.
Working at this group table allows me to quickly scan each student's work and to provide immediate individual instruction.
It is common that much of our small group instruction time is lost between the shuffling around of students as well as myself monitoring work, but with the introduction of the Kidney table our time would be used more efficiently. If we had a kidney table, the students would also be better engaged in discussion with each other which in turn would help my non-English speakers develop greater oral language skills.
Not only would this addition in the classroom improve our learning experiences, but help us create a clean and healthy atmosphere. It will lead to healthier students, improved attendance (with a greater attempt to stop the spread of germs), and a better education!
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|Norwood Commercial Furniture Adjustable-Height Kidney Activity Table, 72" W x 48" D, NOR-RCEKD72C-GBL • Amazon Business||$285.50||1||$285.50|
|Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business||$59.58||1||$59.58|
|Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers, 220 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business||$14.49||1||$14.49|
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