More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Meet Me at the Futon
My students need a futon to encourage a love for reading and to offer a comfortable place to collaborate with classmates.
The 26 students in my fourth grade classroom are lovable and energetic tweens who are trying to find their place in the world and decide who they want to be. They still love the fun play of their childhood, but they are trying to assert themselves as more "grown up" and independent. This makes teaching them challenging and enjoyable all at the same time!
My fourth grade students are working on thinking more critically, acting genuinely, and planning their futures purposefully.
Obstacles sometimes to stand in the way, making it confusing and difficult at times to decide where they're going or what kind of people they will be, but my students always seem to come out on top. I love having the opportunity to help them down their path in life.
Fourth graders are at an age where change comes in a lot of different forms. They are learning that school takes on a different feel the older you get. There is less learning through play and more problem solving, exploring, and thinking deeply. The bar is raised in fourth grade. With this change can also come some difficulty in engaging all students. Having an incentive, such as the futon I am requesting to use for comfortable seating, could help alleviate some of the resistance students can present in fourth grade.
The futon will give students in my room a comfortable place to collaborate with their classmates, to kick their feet up and fall in love with a good book, and to feel more at home while at school.
Allowing these students to feel comfortable in their classroom will help tremendously in keeping them engaged and motivated to learn.
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