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Pull the Rug Out!
My students need a new, clean rug to gather on for collaborative group work.
I am a 5th grade teacher with many (MANY!) years of experience, but I always spend the summer months thinking about ways to best reach and teach my students. I teach in an urban district and my regular education classroom always includes English Language Learners and students with learning disabilities.
Our school district includes a very large low-income housing complex.
Our school demographics is approximately 40% non-white students and 38% economically disadvantaged with 53% classified high needs. We love them all!
So much of the work done in my high-needs class requires small groups and collaborative groups. Since my students are only 10 or 11 years old, they prefer sitting on the floor. I currently have a large floor rug in the front of the room that we use for gathering or whenever students are looking for a spot to sit.
Our classroom rug is a hand-me-down that I have repaired many times with duct tape.
It is now so old and stained with fraying edges, that I believe it is time to 'pull the rug out'! Our district has gone through a few years of severe budget cuts, so asking for a replacement is out of the question.
Since I already purchase so many materials for my classroom along with backpacks, snacks, and even new clothes for some students throughout the year, I hesitate to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a new rug. I would really appreciate any donation you could make!
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