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Mrs. Kennedy from Utica NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Everything We Don't Know is Something We Can Learn!

Help me give my students an easel to use during whole and small group instruction.

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My Students

My classroom is full of amazing students that all have different learning needs. I have a number of English language learners, and students that have sensory delays. It is the beginning of the year so I am still learning about each of my students and I am loving every minute of it. Our students love walking in to the classroom and seeing bright colors and fun decorations all we are missing is a nice reading rug!

Our classroom is very creative and every child feels safe and excited to learn every day.

In the past years my students spent a good amount of time on the carpet dancing and moving around while learning. The students love to have hands on experiences and learn well through movement.

My Project

I would LOVE to have an easel in my classroom for numerous reasons!

There are multiple Educational and Interactive ways to use an easel including daily routines, shared writing, Pave maps, and so much more!

As a writing tool the teacher and the students share the marker, as they write a message on the easel. The students fill in the sounds that they know, while the teacher fills in other word parts. For instance, one First Grade student may be able to hear and write the “g” in the word “game,” while another may be able to add the “a,” and even a third adds the “m.” The teacher may then add the “e” and provide a quick “mini-lesson” on silent “e." In shared writing, the teacher writes the message, but it is created with the students under her guidance. The words in the message are written on the easel one at a time. Each time the teacher adds a new word, the message is re-read from the beginning by the whole class. The message becomes a familiar piece of print that hangs in the class for students to re-read. Pave Maps are a strategy for introducing new vocabulary words and stands for prediction, association, verification, and evaluation. Students can work together in a group using an easel pad to complete a PAVE map when given a new word. They first predict word meaning using context clues and record that on the easel pad. Next, they draw a picture of that. Then, they must verify the word’s meaning by writing the dictionary definition. Finally, they evaluate their original prediction. Many teachers post items like bell work, an a positive message, homework assignments, materials needed, etc. each day.

Mrs. Kennedy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Mobile Teaching Flip Chart Writing Easel • Kaplan Early Learning Company $293.36 1 $293.36

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