I teach at a low-income school in Mississippi. Students come to me with a variety of needs, both academic and social-emotional. They are always eager to learn. All of our students receive free lunch. My school is currently a C-rated school, but we are striving to become a B-rated school.
They are the shining stars who brave through some pretty tough home lives in order to excel in a safe, fun, engaging learning environment.
My hope is to provide my students with a colorful, warm classroom that is not only inviting but purposeful.
The use of hands on activities during center time is a daily activity in my classroom, especially in math and reading. Using laminated games and activities preserve and make them durable for continuous use. The students use hands on resources on the carpet and at various stations. The resources allow me to see exactly what they are doing, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. What becomes a problem is the fact that the game pieces are lost, without being lamented they don't last, and the materials slowly starts to break down from frequent use. When something goes awry, students know that they must leave the rug quietly to get a new game board, new cards, or the last choice, a different skill to match resources. Even though they are great about doing this, it is distracting for many of my students who have focusing issues and they miss important instruction form either myself or other students. By having a laminator machine and pouches, students will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning!
By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.
Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are missing pieces.
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