My students are resilient. They come to school to learn everyday, despite the hardships they experience at home, including dire financial circumstances, poor living conditions, and dangerous neighborhood activity.
My students are from low-income backgrounds and their very first experiences with the English language and literature take place at school.
Our school is an Title I urban STEM focused school and our teachers work tirelessly to seek out authentic learning opportunities, such as community projects, field trips and social justice units. In our classroom, reading and writing are valued, authentically practiced, discussed, shared, and encouraged daily.
I want to make their writing center exciting and engaging.
Our current writing center is 5 drawer rubbermaid tower on wheels from my old college dorm room.
It's too tall to be on a table, yet too short as students must squat down to get to the bottom drawers. They open every drawer looking for writing paper because the plastic is not transparent. When they pull a drawer, the tower rolls around. They get discouraged trying to find the paper and pencils/pens they want.
Kindergarteners are beginning writers and the writing area should be inviting. Help create a writing center that shows students how their written ideas and opinions are important.
With your help, kindergarten students will have an improved writing center with easy access to a variety of writing materials and tools, all in one place.
This special tabletop organizer invites kindergarteners to practice their writing. The organizer displays a plethora of materials to allow exploration of different writing materials, such as types of writing paper (stationery, scrolls, booklets, cards) and writing utensils (pens, markers, pencils) to inspire children's creativity.
In a well-stocked, organized writing center, children can draw and write letters to friends, create and publish their own stories, and show their expertise in topics by writing non-fiction “all about” books. Children can take writing samples home to share with family or put them on the shelves of the classroom library for classmates to read.This writing center will give my students a space to create writing pieces while having a variety of materials at their fingertips.
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