Every child should have a voice and be heard. My classroom is composed of 22 students who come from many different backgrounds. In my school, 43% of the students come from low income households and come to my classroom wanting to be successful. When my students walk into our classroom we become a family who works together to achieve our goals, grow into young adults, and begin shaping our characters. I work hard to keep students actively engaged in classroom activities but when they can't hear what their peers are saying they can become easily distracted. It is also important that students are able to stay organized and can find their materials quickly.
My students do not have desk this year as we utilize tables to encourage small group collaboration. However this limits the amount of storage students have for materials. Chair pouches allow each student to keep their agenda books, folders, and pencils within arms reach. These pouches allow students the freedom to have four compartments to store their classroom supplies they need. This helps keep the classroom clean and organized.
As a fifth grade teacher organization is such an important skill to enforce in the classroom.
The storage trays will become each students personal mailbox where graded papers and important notes to go home will be distributed. This will also help when a student is absent their missing work will be placed in their mailbox and work will not longer be getting shuffled and misplaced in the classroom. This additional organization will allow them to have a specific area in the classroom where all their paper can be found and easily accessed by them.
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