This year, my district has initiated a STEM program within 7th grade classrooms. As a 7th grade STEM ELA teacher, my year began on the wrong foot when my school was damaged due to Hurricane Harvey. My school is recognized as a Title I school, which means that most of the students I service come from low socioeconomic families.
Many of my students have lost their homes and worry about what the future holds for them since the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
I want school, in particular, my classroom, to be seen as a safe learning environment since their world is currently turned upside down.
This year, both my students and I have been sharing a classroom with our sister school. The students in my class are eager to learn. They love to participate, and any opportunity they get to share what they have learned with their peers, makes them excited. This is the first year that we have added a STEM academy to our district. However, the damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey have taken away some of my teacher resources that are needed to effectively run my class.
The bean bag chairs will serve as a flexible seating reward system for my students that enjoy reading in comfort!
The donations for this project will improve my classroom by increasing the amount of students wanting to read both fiction and non fiction books within the reading corner and I will be able to provide the appropriate stimulation that my students need.
My plan is to make this reading corner as comfortable and as flamboyant as possible! As a teacher, I find it imperative that my students learn about historical figures that were of great impact throughout society in hopes of assisting them to become interested readers and creative writers. What better way than with flexible seating!
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