We are a town of all cultures and socio economic levels. My students are as diverse as my town. But they are the leaders of our school, the role models. They are sixth graders in the elementary setting.
This is what I love about them, but at times makes them tough to teach.
They are becoming older and bigger emotionally and physically. It's a great age to teach and to help to them to grow into kind young men and woman.
Years ago our PTA purchased rugs for any teachers who wanted one as the school had removed the awful carpets and stitched to vinyl. I didn't order one. My students were too old and too big to sit on the floor! boy, was I wrong.
We begin the workshop model in reading and writing and small group mini lessons were a way of life.
My kids loved coming together in the other classrooms and I want that bond in my room. Not only will this rugs be used for introduction to lessons, but as a common area for morning meetings and a comfortable seating area for independent reading.
I especially like the design of this rug which has many inspirational words because we are a Be Kind school and the words will reflect and reinforce the ideals by which we will live!
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