I am a first year teacher in a Title I, public school, Kindergarten classroom with twenty-two students. Our school is pre-k to fifth grade with two classes per grade. Having a smaller school population makes for a strong and caring community.
Our school and classroom community makes for a strong foundation for my students learning.
Our classroom is filled with a wide range of learners both by the method in which they each prefer and their abilities. Their varying learning styles and abilities are used to support each other as they take on new perspectives from their peers! I truly enjoy my kindergarten kiddos and our entire school community and I am thankful to be apart of it.
My sweet five and six-year-old students have built a strong classroom community through our morning meetings that involve reading daily messages, taking note of the friends that we are missing each day, and practicing literacy and math skills together to take others perspectives. All of these things are done using our classroom mounted whiteboard.
My students enjoy all of our activities that involve our classroom whiteboard but they are unable to get full use out of it due to the height at which it is mounted.
They are unable to reach the mounted whiteboard during carpet time and some children are unable to see the whiteboard when at their table seats.
Having a mobile teaching easel that is designed for early childhood children would not only benefit our daily meetings by allowing the children to engage and participate to their full ability but it would also enrich group learning activities and small group instruction.
The mobile easel would enrich learning activities such as practicing sight words using the lined board feature for writing as well as using the magnetic board to spell out their words using magnet letters. This easel is double sided which would allow for several children to get use out of it at one time. The mobile feature would allow us to relocate it to a quieter area of the classroom for small group instruction or reteaching of skills that some children need additional help with. This is the solution that my students need to enrich our instructional and learning activities by giving them a functional mobile easel that is designed for their small bodies to use.
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