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Ms. Ermenio’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Springdale Elementary School
  • Tulsa, OK
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Reading resources in our classroom will allow my students to take charge of their growth and love for literacy. During literacy stations, students will have 2-3 options per station to choose from on their rolling cart. Currently, I assign an exact activity at each station, often resulting in a lack of student buy-in and investment. I have seen that when students pick the activity themselves, they are much more engaged and focused, resulting in improved reading capabilities over the course of the year and beyond. The carts I have selected will be located at each station, allowing them to have a more independent and meaningful learning experience. I have found that hands-on learning and play activities are the best strategies for kindergarten students to retain information through creating themselves. For that reason, I have added play doh to my cart. Every day, students use this play doh to practice their phonics and letter skills in addition to creating sight words that build the most essential foundation for future reading fluency. Currently, we go through about 3 small containers of play doh per week and are desperately in need of more. In addition, I have selected a floor lamp that I would like to place in our reading corner to make it a cozier and more appealing physical space, further promoting reading as an enjoyable pastime. Lastly, I have selected a presentation clicker that I would like to use during our whole-group lessons. Currently, I sit at the front of the room next to the computer and touch the spacebar to advance the slides, but I would like to be able to advance the slides from any given point in the room so I can more effectively monitor students and ensure focus and learning.

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Reading resources in our classroom will allow my students to take charge of their growth and love for literacy. During literacy stations, students will have 2-3 options per station to choose from on their rolling cart. Currently, I assign an exact activity at each station, often resulting in a lack of student buy-in and investment. I have seen that when students pick the activity themselves, they are much more engaged and focused, resulting in improved reading capabilities over the course of the year and beyond. The carts I have selected will be located at each station, allowing them to have a more independent and meaningful learning experience. I have found that hands-on learning and play activities are the best strategies for kindergarten students to retain information through creating themselves. For that reason, I have added play doh to my cart. Every day, students use this play doh to practice their phonics and letter skills in addition to creating sight words that build the most essential foundation for future reading fluency. Currently, we go through about 3 small containers of play doh per week and are desperately in need of more. In addition, I have selected a floor lamp that I would like to place in our reading corner to make it a cozier and more appealing physical space, further promoting reading as an enjoyable pastime. Lastly, I have selected a presentation clicker that I would like to use during our whole-group lessons. Currently, I sit at the front of the room next to the computer and touch the spacebar to advance the slides, but I would like to be able to advance the slides from any given point in the room so I can more effectively monitor students and ensure focus and learning.

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