Last year I asked parents of my 5t graders to donate small bathroom rugs for use in the classroom. The 2nd and 3rd graders used rugs in their rooms reading rugs in their Daily 5 program.
Why not 5th grade rugs? In my class the students are able to choose a rug and use it as a chair cushion. Wouldn't you rather sit on a nice soft rug than a hard plastic school chair? Many students need the tactile experience of sitting on a rug.
Our 5th graders also have time to read or work in groups in the hallway or on the stairs.
These small rugs are perfect instead of sitting on the cold hard floor.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!