On the front of my door to my classroom, I have a sign that says, "Welcome to our kingdom." This seems fitting for me to be the queen of the classroom as a 5th grade teacher, but I try to convince my students daily, who meet Title I needs, that they are the princes and princesses of their own kingdom as well. They run the show. They have a voice. They are loved. They are important. They are in control of their learning. They are smart. They are irreplaceable.
It's harder than it looks to convince them what their true identity is.
Many of my students are unconvinced by me referring to them as a prince or princess. When asked last week what their identity was, one student answered, "a child. Just a child." My goal daily is to convince them as to what they truly are: irreplaceable and priceless; my princes and princesses. By supporting my 5th grade ELA class with rough backgrounds and military ever-changing lifestyles, you can help my students believe in what they truly are: royalty.
These ottomans will make a huge difference in their lives. Some students struggle with sitting in chairs, and flexible seating is the new trend! Students are able to choose from different options in my classroom, but one thing they don't have is...ottomans.
Ottomans can help my students during whole group, stations, or small groups!
I'd love to instruct my students in their best learning environment, and for many of my students, a stiff chair is not the best way.
By supplying these resources, my students will be able to sit where they choose and how they learn best that day. Help me make this dream classroom a reality for me and a home for my students.
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