Unlike many of the current posts and articles in educators' discussions these days, this post does not address anything related to technology or the CCSS. It addresses a topic of much greater importa
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CLASSROOM CLIMATE PLAN
I like this post because it offers a fun, unique way for students to share personal information about themselves with their classmates. I think it is really important for students to both have the opportunity to bring their identities and lives outside of school into the classroom and to feel comfortable sharing these things with their classmates. As teachers, we want our classroom environments to meet the social and emotional needs of our students; thus we need it to feel safe, engaging, and comforting (whole child tenets). This activity, which can be used at the start of every day to share something about yourself, could bring comfort to students because people naturally need others to talk to, vent to, and just share their happiness or sorrows with. I think students would feel at ease knowing there was a time at the beginning of every school day to have others listen. It would also benefit the teacher because it could make the rest of the class time more focused if the class is able to get their talking and stories out at the beginning of the day. I think the addition of toilet paper into the experience makes it sillier and more fun to be involved in because manipulatives make everything more exciting, especially when the children are surprised and do not know what they are being used for. This activity definitely builds community because students are learning more about their peers and supporting them every single day.