Our school's mission is to be "college ready, college bound". I have an eager, curious, and a rambunctious group of Transitional and older Kindergarten students. About 20% have not attended pre-school as it is not universally accessible in our community. Some come from daycare. Others come from Headstart and similar programs in the neighborhood. Almost all of them are English Language Learners. Many are coming in with a million word gap, underdeveloped fine and gross motor skills, and based on our beginning of the year assessments in August, only 20 % are able to identify all the letters and their sounds. It is truly amazing to see their transformation in ten school months.
Our school uses a Balanced Literacy approach....that means no scripted curriculum.
This is wonderful as I get to tailor instruction based on my students' needs. This can also be tricky as I need a variety of books and materials that are at their level. For some, this means they are ready to read. For others that means they need picture books with no words....known as wordless books.
Have you ever seen a kindergartner fall out of their chair? I have....lots of times. Typically, if a kindergartner's feet do not touch the floor while they are in their chair they are working really hard to get their center of balance and this means if they’re not focused on learning. Instead, they are trying really hard to stay in the chair.
This project requests four Comfy Floor Seats.
I want to provide this comfortable flexible seating so that my students have the proper posture for their back and an alternative place to work from the hustle and bustle of a busy class.
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