More than a third of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Book Needs for Kindergarten
My students need resources and complete and well-constructed lessons, to align with our newly mandated standards (Common Core).
We are in a low income community, where reading is frequently not something the students are subject to in their home environments. I need to do my best to present the best resources available in the short time we have together during the school year.
I have 36 kindergartners.
They are WONDERFUL and inquisitive and curious and demanding and unique. They have fresh and beautiful perspectives on the world. Many also have learning disabilities, harsh conditions at home ,and severe needs. This is a crowd that needs consistency and variety. I want to help them love learning and be able to give them lifetime tools.
We do yoga every morning. We paint and read and write and enter poetry contests and discuss WHY in nearly every conversation. I give my students the opportunity to form their own opinions. We also learn a lot about the arts, especially because we do not have an art class at school. My kiddos know Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Daft Punk, and Frida Kahlo by the end of the year. I am requesting books to maximize an education based on multidisciplinary learning. I would also LOVE to be better prepared and well-read on how to keep aligned with the national standards and have requested reading sources on how to do so. These books will help my kids have access to a world they probably wouldn't be aware of otherwise, at home. I want to make sure they have amazing books to continue to inspire and create curiosity. These books have been recommended to me from a teacher training program that emphasizes alignment with national standards and the Common Core.
I need help because I cannot afford to keep up on resources.
It is hard to get by and present the best options, when my salary is fairly limited .I want to make sure I am my best, to help these students--but I definitely need help getting there.
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