Building Independent Thinking With Creative Hands-on Learning
My students need assorted paper, coloring supplies, and a vibrant place to create and display their best work!
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Hooray! This project is fully funded
My students are simply amazing! No matter what life throws at them, they come to school every day as ready as they can be and eager to learn. Their questions show a curiosity that keeps me on my toes and challenges me to work harder and provide more for them.
All of my students are unique learners, each with their own strengths and obstacles, but all with a love for learning.
I have found that through the use of small group instruction followed by independent station practice, my students acquire knowledge in a way that allows them to be successful and feel proud. They love to point out to me when they can apply a skill we learned in small group to a station activity.
I will always be in awe of my students’ perseverance and desire to learn despite things they may face outside of school. My class is comprised of 70% urban and 30% suburban learners which provides a unique and diverse learning opportunity. Every student in our school receives free breakfast and free lunch and is truly grateful for what is provided for them to support their emotional and academic needs.
The intention of this project is to provide my students with the supplies they will need to work in small group stations to foster learning previously taught explicitly by myself. In my experience, I find that students learn best when they are given the opportunity to practice their learning in an engaging and creative way that includes the support of their peers.
The requested materials will allow me to create specific stations that directly link to what my students need to learn.
Students will use these stations over and over to practice and review their learning. With the materials, students will use a hands-on approach to continue to enhance their skills by creating, sorting, and literally building their learning. These strategies are so important when engaging little learners! I will use the colorful printer paper, card stock, and laminating sheets to create hands-on learning stations that will allow students to review skills like sequencing stories, addition using manipulatives, and rules of grammar. Students will use the pocket charts for sorting activities and to display their learning. They will also help in assigning students to specific stations. Additionally, students will use the coloring items, construction paper, scissors, and glue to create small projects that display their learning.
Additionally, the materials will enable me to find bright and creative ways to display student work throughout our classroom and encourage a sense of pride in all students as they share their best work. Everyone’s self-esteem increases when someone acknowledges his or her work, and this is very true for second graders as well. They love to see that I, and their peers, are proud of what they have done. Students are self-motivated to produce their best and accomplish more and more.
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