More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Dr. Seuss Became a Great Writer and So Can You!
My students need a writing center that includes a rectangular table and five chairs to practice basic writing skills as well as work on 1st grade writing standards.
My 1st graders are expected to master skills and concepts that far exceed those that existed in the past. Not only are they supposed to print legibly, but they also are expected to write paragraphs that include topic, supporting, and concluding sentences. To achieve that, they need daily practice.
My students' families struggle to put a roof over their children's heads and food in their mouths.
As a result over 90% are on the free- and reduced-lunch program and have limited monies to donate much-needed supplies to the classroom.
And, like most school districts, ours has faced a tremendous cut in funding from the state so our district cannot provide the supplies either. Despite all of that, my students are eager and excited about learning and extremely capable if provided the opportunities.
My writing center, created using the requested table and chairs, will house all the resources necessary to practice basic handwriting skills as well as paragraph writing.
Throughout the day, my students will visit the center to support the skills and concepts we are working on in our 1st grade instruction. They will learn how to form letters properly, how to write a complete sentence, and how to write narrative and opinion paragraphs.
A big problem in my classroom is having dedicated areas for different activities so that the amount of time lost in set-up is minimized and the amount of time spent learning is maximized.
With a writing center with new tables and chairs, the area is ready to go first thing in the morning and can be used all day long. This will allow my students to gain the writing skills needed to master 1st grade writing standards.
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