More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Can I Take it Home?
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Oh how my students love to share a learning experience with their parents! I hear it all day long in my kindergarten class: "My dad loves frogs...can I take this book home to show my dad?" or "Can I take the mouse puppet home to play with when my mom reads 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie'?" My kindergarteners love to have their parents involved in what they are doing at school. Children are much more successful in school when their parents are closely connected in to the learning process. Most of my students come from homes that don't have many resources for learning, so I want to give my kindergarteners and their parents some exciting literacy activities to use at home. The Early Literacy Take-Home Packs help develop interest in reading while fostering writing and drawing to communicate ideas. Each pack contains a book along with activity cards for parental involvement. Many parents are eager to help their children down the path of language and literacy, but they just aren't exactly sure what to do. These literacy packs make everything clear and easy, as well as being fun and challenging for the children.
I teach kindergarten at a pre-k through 3rd grade elementary school. Our school and community are still recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. As a result, our instructional budget has been cut significantly and it is unclear what will be available for next year. Our free and reduced lunch is at 27% and our transient student population continues to require financial assistance. Our school board is working to rebuild schools that were destroyed and our school continues to take in displaced students. These displaced children are so precious and need to feel accepted and special. Many of them lost their homes and all their belongings, so books and literacy packs that can be taken home are special treasures.
My 20 kindergarteners would have the opportunity to take home 16 literacy packs to share the fun of learning together with their families. My students and I would greatly appreciate any help you could give us toward the purchase of these literacy packs.
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