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One of my favorite parts of teaching is reading new books to the class. I love taking my students to imaginary worlds, new places, and experiences they can relate to through a good book. As I read, it is so much fun to watch them listen, ponder, smile with anticipation, and giggle throughout the stories. My students also love our read aloud time together. They are often making text-to-self connections and expanding on the ideas of the authors. After I read a book to the class, I put the book on the class library shelf for students to read during their independent reading time. These books are always the class favorites. I will also use books as mentor texts to introduce different writing skills. Some of the non-fiction books will be used for the students to research before they begin writing their own non-fiction writing pieces. Getting students excited about reading and writing is one of the most important parts of first grade. The students will be thrilled to receive so many new books. The second part of my request is for stability balls that the students can sit on while they work. The majority of first grade boys have A LOT of energy! Stability balls allow students with high energy an outlet to move around while they learn. Students with ADHD are more likely to focus if they have tools to support their movement. I would love to accommodate the needs of all of my students by providing this flexible seating in my classroom. I have also included Legos in my project request for the students to play with during indoor recess. I know they will be so excited to have this option on a rainy day.

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One of my favorite parts of teaching is reading new books to the class. I love taking my students to imaginary worlds, new places, and experiences they can relate to through a good book. As I read, it is so much fun to watch them listen, ponder, smile with anticipation, and giggle throughout the stories. My students also love our read aloud time together. They are often making text-to-self connections and expanding on the ideas of the authors. After I read a book to the class, I put the book on the class library shelf for students to read during their independent reading time. These books are always the class favorites. I will also use books as mentor texts to introduce different writing skills. Some of the non-fiction books will be used for the students to research before they begin writing their own non-fiction writing pieces. Getting students excited about reading and writing is one of the most important parts of first grade. The students will be thrilled to receive so many new books. The second part of my request is for stability balls that the students can sit on while they work. The majority of first grade boys have A LOT of energy! Stability balls allow students with high energy an outlet to move around while they learn. Students with ADHD are more likely to focus if they have tools to support their movement. I would love to accommodate the needs of all of my students by providing this flexible seating in my classroom. I have also included Legos in my project request for the students to play with during indoor recess. I know they will be so excited to have this option on a rainy day.

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