My students need a rug, a mobile easel, and a place to organize their papers. These items will help my students have a cozy place to read and help me make learning mobile.
Do you remember what it was like in school, sitting at your desk ALL day? It is tough when you are 7-8 years old. This project will give me the tools to teach all over my room. Allowing movement creates memories, which is crucial. My entire class is learning English as a Second Language (ESL).
My learners come from culturally diverse backgrounds.
All of my students are learning English as a Second Language. We bring the students in early each morning for breakfast and over 90% qualify for free and reduced lunch. My school's population lives entirely in apartments and our transiency rate is 10% above the district average. Our school district is the 5th largest in the country and has cut millions from the general budget leaving little money to help enhance the classroom experience. We have very little parent involvement. Most parents work two jobs. These students need to be inspired to see that learning is valuable.
I have 17 excited, happy and eager students. They only get ten minutes of recess a day. This lack of movement inspired me to create this project. They get restless, they want to move around. I was excited to see how they have embraced reading and our class library. I watch them get comfortable on our old portable carpet and my heart broke. I want them to have a clean place to read. The mobile easel will allow them to have centers that can move. They won't be stuck at the front of the room because our High Frequency Word list is located there. My 2nd graders can stand and work. We will also be able to conduct small groups from anywhere in the room (maybe we can even sneak outside). My students will learn that we can get creative and overcome any challenge, even if it is space and lack of recess.
My 2nd graders do not get much help at home.
They come from large, blended families. Within my classroom, we are working to create a family and have a space they know is safe and "theirs." This project will help enhance the learning environment and give my kids the opportunity to move and learn. Students who are learning English as a Second Language need authentic experiences. They need to try things for themselves, movement is a big aspect of that.Read More
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