The children I work with are low-income and have various special needs. A lot of the children also have childhood trauma. They are mostly 3 years old and this is usually their first school experience. They need a calm place to learn. While in my program I strive to offer the children are positive social interactions in a fun, hands-on learning environment. I want them to know they are respected and safe at school and it is an awesome place to be!
I would love to offer my new students a place to gather together daily with a new circle time rug. The rug will serve as a place to meet, share ideas, dance out our wiggles, sing silly songs, and read amazing books together. This is a place where everyone is heard and respected. This rug will help calm the classroom with its warm brown colors and its natural woodlike texture. The rug will also be big enough for parents to also join us at the circle. This helps to build positive bonds with the family as well as the child. The rug will provide enough space for the children to sit comfortably without touching a neighbor!
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