My 32 1st graders speak more than one language, some are even multilingual. I can only communicate with them in English, because it's the only language I speak.
Even though they are learning English, they are still a very chatty bunch!
They love math and always want to be challenged. They would rather play and learn with toys rather than using technology. They make me smile on a daily basis and love to ask puzzling questions. I look forward to coming to work every day.
My first graders struggle with reading. The best way for them to practice is with books at their level. Most of them came to me from kindergarten not knowing their sight words and struggling readers.
My classroom library lacks the lower books suitable for my learners.
The books I do have at their level are falling apart. The best way for them to practice their reading is by listening to themselves practice and to have interesting books at their level.
My students love to talk! With the whisper phones, they will be able to practice their vocabulary, reading and fluency while listening to their own voice.
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