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4/5 Classroom

Endicott/St John Elem And Middle

“We may be small - but we are mighty!!

While ‘We may be small’...might sum up our numbers, it certainly does not represent our hearts! Our school is located in a small agricultural community with one elementary school within a cooperative district. There are 16 students in our combined 4/5 classroom, with 92 students in our entire K-8 building! These small numbers not only provide us with many unique educational opportunities, they also can be limiting at times.

With a significant number of households in our community well below the poverty line, the struggle for many to make everyday needs met; is difficult. Our district provides many necessities to some of these children, such as clothing, school supplies and basic needs support. With any extra funding going towards these needs, finding surplus funds to cover extra classroom expenses is difficult.

In the end, ‘We are mighty’.... and truly blessed to be a part of a system that finds value in our children and community, beyond the walls of our school. So many of our students will return to our community to raise their own families, and we consider ourselves lucky to be a part of this team!

A classroom is more than just pretty bulletin boards and matching book boxes. A successful environment incorporates clear learning targets, effective curriculum and motivation to learn. A classroom that provides the opportunity for students to build social skills and strategies to succeed will also help to nurture independence and creativity. Allowing students to take ownership in their learning and providing meaningful content that they can relate to; will not only motivate the students to engage in the learning process, but also allow them the freedom to be successful.

The classroom environment is one of the most important factors affecting student learning. Students learn better when they have a positive environment where they feel encouraged to conquer challenges, take risks, and ask purposeful questions. Research has shown that facilitating collaboration among students provides extraordinary benefits that reach far beyond the classroom. The development of higher-level thinking, self- management and leadership skills, and preparation for real life situations and interactions are some of my favorites. I also believe that recognizing and providing a positive learning environment are crucial elements in fostering a life long love of learning.”

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