My students are the best, but I may be slightly biased because they are mine! I work in an inner city Chicago Public School on the northwest side of Chicago. Our school is in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. We have students from all over the world and over 40 different languages are spoken within our community.
Currently, I teach a group of 25 diverse, energetic, kind, and caring second graders who are eager to learn and genuinely love coming to school.
All of my students come from many different backgrounds. The learning styles and academic abilities are quite vast, giving me the opportunity to provide a very tailored plan to suit their academic and social emotional needs. Although the needs vary, we have one thing in common...our dedication to learning!
Our classroom has gone through a variety of flexible seating options. We are in need of seats that are low enough for the table and provide optimal comfort to help students stay on track.
We are in need of items to help satisfy some of our sensory needs.
Sometimes our little hands need movement and touch to help us stay focused.
Our classroom is all about choice and making sure we are choosing our own learning plan. My students who struggle to stay focused or really any student, will truly benefit from having different hands on/tactile items in the classroom. These items can be used to keep their hands busy while listening on the carpet, provide comfort when they need soothing, and help eliminate touching other items that can be distracting to others and themselves.
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