I had the honor of being able to visit Mrs. Stringham's class and discuss the innovative things she has going on in her second grade classroom. There are those classrooms you walk into and can just feel it is an outstanding learning environment, it is like "getting that warm, fuzzy feeling." I got that feeling the minute I walked into Mrs. Stringham's second grade classroom, I immediately knew this classroom was an excellent place for kids to learn and grow.
The focus of my visit to this outstanding Elgin School District u-46 classroom was the approach Mrs. Stringham takes in the use of chairs in her classroom-more specifically, she does not use them!
Mrs. Stringham removed most of the chairs from her classroom and replaced the chairs with seat cushions for the children to sit on. This is the first year Mrs. Stringham is using seat cushions in place of chairs and she said so far it has been very successful. Students are able to sit more freely and position their bodies in ways that are more comfortable, which in turns causes the students to be more engaged in learning.
There are those children that have great difficulty sitting in one position with limited movement, the removal of the chairs has helped the students obtain greater movement and the atmosphere of the entire classroom is more comfortable.
Mrs. Stringham's classroom is a great place to be and her students are lucky to have such an amazing teacher who is always on the lookout for ways to help her students reach their full potential!
There are multiple photos of Mrs. Stringham's second grade classroom, please take a look at the layout of the room and the general overall feeling of the classroom.
If you would like more in depth or additional information in regards to the great things going on in Mrs. Stringham's classroom, she can be contacted through e-mail at: email@example.com or by calling Liberty Elementary at: 630-540-7680