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Mrs. Homan
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Timers, Desks, Stools... Oh My!

Help me give my students Time Timer PLUS 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer

My Students

Our school is a public Montessori school in Alaska. Our teaching philosophy supports following the child. We strive to create a learning environment that is prepared for and centered around all of our children's interests. It is our job to help spark curiosity within our students so that they may learn to love learning. Our goal is to help mold each of our children to be life-long learners.

Our students are extraordinary because they are not afraid to be creative, to be curious, to question the world around them, to care for one another, to stand up for themselves and their peers, or to push themselves beyond their frustrations.

Due to our school being Montessori, we spend three full school years together. We have our kids from first through third grade. We have more than a teacher-student relationship; our classes become a family.

Our school serves many military families. We understand what it takes to nurture the academic and social-emotional​ needs of these students and families during deployment and all transitions they may experience. Our philosophy allows for military students to quickly adjust to our learning style and gives them the opportunity to explore the world around them.

My Project

The classroom environment design is incredibly important when we consider behavior management and student engagement. By designing a classroom environment that is warm, welcoming, and stimulating we create a space that allows children to explore openly and confidently.

I created this project to meet the needs of high energy students, reserved students, students that need strategies in place to help them stay on task and focused.

This really just means all students! It is my job to make sure I'm addressing not only academic needs but social and emotional needs as well. By creating a classroom environment that is welcoming and embraces the various energy levels that my kids bring to the table, I'm opening up the room for success on all levels for every child.

The standing desk with a swinging leg will help students with extra energy and anxiety to work through their math and literacy academics while also meeting their kinesthetic needs. The metal stools offer alternative seating to the other options within the classroom. The timers will help young students learn what 20 minutes feels like and will help them to organize their own work expectations within a timely manner independently. The rug warms up our classroom and makes it aesthetically pleasing. The earbuds allow me to give students who cannot otherwise afford headphones for computer work their own set. Each item in this project was selected intentionally to meet the needs of my students in a variety of ways and can be used for many years.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Time Timer PLUS 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer (Charcoal); Optional Alert (Volume-Control Dial); Silent Operation (No Ticking); Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $28.95 8 $231.60
Safco Products AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk, , 28" x 20" Standard Desktop, Swinging Footrest Bar • Amazon Business $227.46 1 $227.46
Safco Products Alphabetter Stool for Alphabetter Stand-Up Desk (sold separately), Black Frame/Beige Seat • Amazon Business $150.61 1 $150.61
The Pello Chair Cotton Covers Replacement is Custom Made Compatible for IKEA Pello Chair Cover (Or Pello Armchair Slipcover). (Lighter Dense Cotton Gray) • Amazon Business $39.88 3 $119.64
Poly and Bark Trattoria 18 Inch Metal Side Dining Chair and Bar Stool in Aqua Blue (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $108.82 1 $108.82
Unique Loom Trellis Frieze Collection Lattice Moroccan Geometric Modern Dark Gray Area Rug (5' 0 x 8' 0) • Amazon Business $55.98 1 $55.98
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Wholesale Kids Bulk Earbuds Headphones (25-Pack) Earphones, 12 Assorted Colors,for Schools, Libraries, Hospitals by Deal Maniac • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95

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