Help me give my students a chance to differentiate their learning by new fun and engaging activities and tools. The seats give them a chance to sit somewhere in the room that's fun and comfortable while they work.
I have the pleasure of teaching a very diverse group of learners this year. We are a Title I school with a high population of English Language Learners. I teach two sections of ELA and Social Studies. My homeroom consists of 24 students. I have 17 girls and 7 boys. I have eight students who receive special ed services for varying needs.
My second section contains independent learners with more advanced critical thinking skills.
These students will need creativity and varying degrees of challenging tasks to stay engaged.
This school year I will employ gamification into my classroom practices. Research has shown that children learn a tremendous amount through play and socializing with peers. I intend to harness this research through the learning games that I am requesting. There are books with questions and then there are games with strategy and decisions. I want them to love what they are doing while learning these skills.
Students enjoy choices.
I intend to allow one of my centers to use the floor chairs as a way to sit somewhere else in the room that will be comfortable and safe. My other requests are to be used as a way to reach my learners while in small groups with me. These tools will be engaging and thought-provoking for my diverse groups.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. Norris.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mr. Norris and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.