Help me give my students an organized and kid-friendly space to keep their independent book bins!
This project expired on May 30, 2019.
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I have recently transitioned to a new school in Chicago Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher! I am excited about settling in to my new school and getting to know my new group of students, which is located in the Chatham/West Chesterfield neighborhood on the city’s Far South Side. My new classroom is in need of some essential items and that’s why I am appealing to you to consider supporting me, my students, and school.
As you know, kindergarteners are energetic, deeply curious, bright, emotional, and eager to become more independent with every passing day.
The primary-aged classroom should be clean, safe, and accessible to young students so they can demonstrate independence and take ownership in learning and in their classroom community.
As a primary grade teacher, one of the most important aspects of my day to day work is teaching my students how to read. I believe that balanced literacy is the best way to do this, which incorporates structured, explicit phonics instruction, read-alouds, shared and guided reading, and of course: independent reading. I was once told by a knowledgeable educator that “all roads lead to independent reading”. Students are able to apply their new learning with words and thinking about texts by selecting appropriate and engaging Good Fit Books, which they store in their Book Bins. Previously, I had these bins above student cubbies or on the floor: neither was conducive to smooth transitions in the room during reading time, nor was it that accessible for my students. This organizer will help store every single bin of my students and make them accessible to everyone.
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