My students need hands-on manipulatives to further enhance their literacy skills. Students learn in many different ways and having assorted manipulatives and games helps to pique their interest in letters and sounds. .
My classroom is made up of a diverse group of students. Many of my students qualify for free and reduced lunch. The local grocery store donates items for class projects and the local food pantry provides food for the school backpack program. Local organizations donate food and toys for the holidays. I need more hands-on manipulatives to further my students' progression in reading and writing. Center work using manipulatives is a great opportunity to further social skills in the classroom setting.
Literacy centers are a fundamental part of our morning routine! My Kindergarten students rotate daily throughout five different centers to further enhance their literacy skills and phonological awareness. Having fun and engaging centers like Build-a-Word Houses, Pop and Learn! Letters and Numbers and more helps to capture the students' interest and it offers many different and varied opportunities for the students to learn. Magnetic letters are a fundamental part of one of my centers. The students are able to practice making words with their peers. This helps to build their social skills as well.
During the center rotation, students have the opportunity to work with their peers and to help develop their social skills as well as their academic skills.
The center activities I have chosen are all meant to be used as a small group activity. This helps to foster learning by having the students work in small groups.
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