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  • Colonial Elementary School
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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I teach kindergarten at a Title 1 school in Fort Myers, Florida, and my students all come from low-income families. Many of them do not have access to books or computers at home to help reinforce what is taught in class. Most of my students require extra reading interventions and additional support to help bring them up to grade level. My students work hard and show amazing growth each day, but these reading centers/materials will definitely enhance their ability to learn. There are significant advantages that illustrate why hands-on training is better than other more traditional learning methods. These methods include increased retention, increased engagement, opportunities for corrections, extra practice, risk mitigation, benefits of differing learning styles, and improved problem solving. I plan to use these materials (Phonics Learning Locks and Alphabet Learning Locks) during reading centers to practice their phonics skills. It is proven that a good kindergarten learning foundation leads to greater success throughout their education in all subjects. I believe my students can have fun and learn at the same time while using these reading centers. These centers will also help them to be more engaged during independent learning.

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I teach kindergarten at a Title 1 school in Fort Myers, Florida, and my students all come from low-income families. Many of them do not have access to books or computers at home to help reinforce what is taught in class. Most of my students require extra reading interventions and additional support to help bring them up to grade level. My students work hard and show amazing growth each day, but these reading centers/materials will definitely enhance their ability to learn. There are significant advantages that illustrate why hands-on training is better than other more traditional learning methods. These methods include increased retention, increased engagement, opportunities for corrections, extra practice, risk mitigation, benefits of differing learning styles, and improved problem solving. I plan to use these materials (Phonics Learning Locks and Alphabet Learning Locks) during reading centers to practice their phonics skills. It is proven that a good kindergarten learning foundation leads to greater success throughout their education in all subjects. I believe my students can have fun and learn at the same time while using these reading centers. These centers will also help them to be more engaged during independent learning.

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