Name: Samantha Melvin
School: RJ Richey Elementary
We have room for community circles, this year we added the Smart-board through the PBS Teachers Innovation award, so that has become a central space where we start our days. The students join me by sitting on the carpet first, then moving to the tables once they get “hooked” on our project. The hard part of such a large space is creating the classroom atmosphere, so that students are tempted to run all over the place—so far so good!