|Mrs. Harris Redesigns |
2nd Grade Classroom
with 'Flexible Seating'
Thursday, Nov. 3
Mrs. Harris’ second grade classroom just had a space lift. Earlier this month, students walked into a redesigned classroom with a variety of more collaborative, flexible seating arrangements. The new “flexible seating classroom” is a newer trend in education that Mrs. Harris wanted to implement. Replacing traditional desks with tables, work stations, couches, yoga mats and rocking seats, the new space gives students a choice of what learning space works best for them, providing for more movement throughout the day. Research suggests increased movement throughout the day is linked to higher academic performance and improved behavior. Flexible classrooms are more conducive to collaboration, motivation, creativity and critical thinking. “So far the feedback from students and parents has been all positive," says Mrs. Harris. "It’s been an exciting change for all of us.”
in learning more about Carondelet Catholic School? Please join us for an Open House Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at
Carondelet's Lower Campus (2900 W. 44th Street). The evening will include presentations by the school’s principal and
kindergarten teachers; tours; refreshments and entertainment. Sponsored by the parishes of Christ the King and St. Thomas
the Apostle, Carondelet is known for our high academic standards, small class sizes,
caring teachers and strong parent community. We hope you can join us!
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Award-winning children's author and
illustrator, Michael Hall, visited students at Carondelet's Lower Campus earlier this month. Hall read from his beautifully illustrated new book, Wonderfall. This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season, from the end of summer to winter's first snowfall. A great read-aloud for home and the classroom by the New York Times bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zooand Red: A Crayon's Story. The event is
made possible through Carondelet's partnership with the Wild