My students need a bright classroom rug in order to have a designated seating area while learning to read and write!
Have you ever tried to get a kindergartener to understand personal space? It is almost impossible without visual boundaries. We need a rug that is bright and cheerful so it will add color to our classroom but will also show students personal boundaries while learning on the carpet!
My students are from rural Tennessee.
The students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some live in poverty while others live in homes where both parents have college degrees. The school has Pre-K through third grade students. My class is comprised of 12 boys and 7 girls! My students love hands on activities and peer to peer interaction! They are learning the foundations of reading and writing that they will carry with them their entire lives!
My students need a bright classroom rug. I currently have a rug that I purchased as a remnant rug for $40 two years ago. The binding is coming off the edges and the students are picking at the loose carpet loops. I also put masking tape on the rug to give students a specific seat on the carpet. It looks horrible! I have chosen this bright carpet because it will not only add beauty to my classroom but serve a purpose. The carpet has squares for each student to sit in that gives them a visual image of their personal space. This helps students to have a specific area to sit so that all students have an equitable opportunity to learn. The rug can also be used for games and activities for learning not just sitting. Since the carpet is divided into equal rows and columns, the carpet can be used to create graphs. The carpet can be used as a game board by putting word cards on the rug that students must advance to and read. The possibilities seem to multiply!
The activities and materials in my classroom must be functional and purposeful.
This rug functions as a classroom management tool that will help young learners learn personal space while learning to read and write. It has purpose by allowing students to be within close proximity of the teacher and eliminate distractions so students can learn.
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