I changed the students’ seats this week (try to once a month).
Sometimes I get to it earlier in the month than other times.
This month, I’m a bit later…
As the children came in each morning since last week they immediately went to see if their seat was different.
Oh! The disappointment on their face when they saw their seat was the same.
Knew I better change them soon.
The students sit at tables so I use Velcro to make it easy to move their name plates around.
I try to be as strategic as possible.
As I walk around, thinking, “hmmm, who would be a good fit here?”
“Nope, “not a good idea.”
Move name plate to another spot I feel is better suited for her.
Go through this thinking process until everyone has a new seat.
Step back to glance at my final decisions.
Looks good to me!
Try my best to place good role models next to certain students.
Try my best to sit students with different classmates.
Try my best to not put certain students together.
I always find out within minutes the next morning if I did well or need to make adjustments.
One of my kindergarteners came up to me after finding her new seat in excitement.
She exclaimed, “I absolutely love sitting next to Daniel because I can learn more Spanish!”
I know I made at least one child happy with their new seat!
Couldn’t help but smile! Such a heartwarming moment!