I am a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever and very curious.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
When my students come to my classroom, I am often their first teacher ever. They have had no prior school experience and often are lacking in knowledge of letter recognition along with their number sense shapes and mental capacity. I would love the ability to introduce these very important skills by allowing my students to play with them in non-traditional ways such as dough!
We all know that academic goals are important, however, it is very important that we nurture the whole child.
I am aware that my students need help in strengthening their fine motor skills as well. In choosing these learning activities I was looking for different experience to help aid in building endurance. The tweezers, dough, markers, and pattern blocks all need hand eye coordination. Building those muscles will help when me move into writing. Everything we do in school are all building on upon each other.
|LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$59.99||1||$59.99|
|LL836 - Numbers & Counting Light-Up Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$29.99||1||$29.99|
|RA272 - Tangrams • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|Pacon Corporation - Easel Pads Options: 1" Ruled • Teachers' School Supply||$23.09||1||$23.09|
|LL568 - Sequencing Numbers 1-20 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|Vis A Vis 8 Color Wet Erase Marker Set • Teachers' School Supply||$18.47||1||$18.47|
|LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|Newell Corporation - Marker Set Scented 12 Color Watercolor • Teachers' School Supply||$13.65||1||$13.65|
|LL567 - Sequencing Numbers 1-10 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|TT907 - Tangram Picture Matching Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|AX14 - Lakeshore Dough - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$9.99||1||$9.99|
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