My students need Time for Kids, more big books, and storage for them for our literacy block and free reading time.
My group of 24 students came to me with very little world-knowledge and quite impartial to reading at the beginning of the year. As the year has progressed, I've noticed a huge demand for information about other people and places, and my students have grown to love sitting together to explore books.
My first grade students come from a high poverty community in Texas and came to me at the beginning of the year performing dangerously low academically.
I have seen them transform from very active little kindergarteners, to hard-working almost-second-graders. They have developed an insatiable curiosity about other kinds of people and places and have developed a love for reading.
Though my students are diligently pursuing information about their new interests in science, reading, and social studies, many still perform below grade level. Bringing more Big Books to the classroom and having a place to effectively store and display them will certainly be a treat for them while promoting literacy. They ask daily if Big Books are an option because they love to sit together and work out the words to the stories together. They feel a sense of pride and accomplishment from completing a Big Book as a team--and if I said that the whole day would be spent reading Big Books, I don't think I'd hear a single complaint. Bringing Time for Kids into the classroom would also be a fantastic way for my students to be exposed to world issues that are meaningful to them. Many of these kids didn't know there was life outside of their community until this year. I know that my students will absolutely love to read and talk about the different topics in Time for Kids.
If there is one thing that I want my students to take away from my classroom it is that with hard work and persistence they may be whatever they want to be when they grow up.
I want them to know that there is life and opportunity outside of their community, if they do want to pursue it. With broader world knowledge and the ability to access it through reading, my students will be able to truly decide how they want to fit into history.
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|BK300X - Classroom Favorites Big Books - Set 3 • Lakeshore Learning||$125.00||1||$125.00|
|LA372 - Easy-Access Big Book Rack • Lakeshore Learning||$49.95||1||$49.95|
|BK370X - Classroom Favorites Big Books - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning||$125.00||1||$125.00|
|Edition K - 1 (Grades Kindergarten and 1) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Our new K - 1 edition (geared towards Kindergarten and 1st grade) is a theme-based edition that helps build early literacy skills and gets students excited about reading. • Time for Kids||$3.98||10||$39.80|
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