Did you ever sit in a classroom, on an uncomfortable chair or the hard floor, and have a very difficult time concentrating on the teacher?? Imagine going through this experience as a small child in a brand new class.
Many of my students come from low income families.
Currently, a new school is being built for them behind our old school. In addition to this project, an additional construction project is also happening along the entire block of the school. As a result, our school has been temporarily moved to a new location. In this new location, we are fortunately away from all of the construction BUT have very limited supplies and furniture. Our students have lost many of the classroom furniture they are used to, including our class rug. Our class rug served as a place for the class to sit comfortably and as a group for all our lessons. Each student had their own space that faced the teacher, making them active participants in the lessons. I am concerned that if my students come into the classroom and do not see a carpet, then they will not be engaged and focus in all of the very important lessons and activities that happen in first grade, many of the students first experience in school.
This carpet is such an important part of our class. It is the place where the students sit each day during every lesson. It is so crucial that they have a place that is comfortable and spacious where they feel that they can focus and be involved in the lesson. It provides the students with an opportunity to participate, ask the teacher questions and communicate with their peers (improving their speaking and listening skills). When my students come to the carpet area they feel that we are all working and learning together. It gives them the confidence to speak in front of the class and learn from each other, which is what teaching is all about!!
I would truly appreciate it if you could please fund my project and provide my students with the carpet they need to have a successful learning year in first grade.
Please help me give my students the type of classroom they deserve :)Read More
|Fun with Phonics Rectangle Carpet 7'6" x 12' • Kaplan Early Learning Company||$343.96||1||$343.96|
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