Help me give my students enough magnetic letters be successful in small group sessions. This provides 6 teachers who travel to many grade levels to teach small groups of remediation students enough manipulatives to effectively engage all students.
As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, our students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Due to the many challenges they face, my goal is to give them an exciting experience that creates a love for learning within their souls that they can take home with them.
Many young children learn best through touch and movement.
While we have dry erase markers and boards available, some students cannot manipulate these materials well enough yet. This results in a frustration for the student that is being waited on to complete the whiteboard activity.
Giving our students an opportunity to touch and move letters around on a magnetic white board allows for those who are not great at their writing skills to still participate with their peers at the same level of engagement, without frustration. Students love to learn through a variety of stimulated senses and when this happens, it creates a life-long learner.
Currently our small groups have limited resources to keep our students engaged in meaningful phonics lessons. We need these boxes of magnetic alphabet letters to guarantee there are enough manipulatives per student. When they do not have to share their letters, it makes our lessons run smoother, keeps students engaged, and decreases gaps of time that students find to become distracted from the lessons.
It is hard for young children to sit still and wait their turn to learn simply because we do not have enough supplies.
A set of magnetic alphabet letters for each of these teachers will impact upward of 50 students per teacher per day. They work with all grade levels and need opportunities for students to manipulate making words, breaking them into syllables, pulling away the affixes, finding vowels in simple words, and even learning directionality of words.
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