Fifth Grade Essentials to Start the Year Off Right!
My students need assorted materials, including a rug, printer ink and books, to immerse themselves in learning and to allow our classroom to be a wonderful learning atmosphere.
The beginning of a new school year is always a very exciting time for students. My 5th graders are more than eager to begin learning, however we are lacking some important classroom essentials. City budgetary cuts have limited the resources that we would normally have to aid in student learning.
My 5th grade students, ages 9-10, are very excited to begin this new school year.
Our school/neighborhood is located in NYC and considered Title 1 (low income). The students come to school each day with big smiles on their faces and are very eager to dive into learning. The majority of these students are from families that have entered the US within the past 5-8 years. They speak English as a second language which adds difficulty to the learning process. Unfortunately, our classroom lacks a lot of essential materials to add to student learning. With these materials, we can have learning in the classroom be that much more achievable.
I am requesting a rug for our classroom library. Simple enough, the rug will invite them to sit in the reading center and enjoy a book without interruption from other students who are not reading at the moment. Ink for our printer is needed to print out everything from test result data, student essays that they have typed, test reviews, vocabulary sheets, etc. The magnets are a feature that allows me to hang up posters that we have created from a lesson for the students to refer to. Lastly, the grade 5 reading and preparation books will be used for homework and classwork and provide nonfiction reading strategies and examples that are aligned with the common core curriculum. The reading books will not only be used for homework at times, but they are great for literacy and Studies Lessons. Students will read the non-fiction text and answer the designated questions. I will use these as assessments as well.
Any donation to this project will be greatly appreciated.
My students have the desire to learn, unfortunately we are without some resources that will aid our daily learning and academic growth. Each and every item requested will help our students learn and have an inviting atmosphere to feel comfortable in.
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