My students need dry erase markers and erasers to show immediate understanding during math and language arts instruction.
Seeing a student finally show that they have successfully achieved the correct answer on a small white board for the first time is wonderful. Watching a shy student participate in a class activity for the first time is awesome.
The students in my public school class are usually the lower achieving students in the 5th grade.
They are not the students who shout out the correct answers because they struggle with the basic concepts of grade level academics. Our students come from a very socioeconomically disadvantaged area. We have a high non-English speaking population. However, the students in my class are motivated to achieve success at grade level. Their drive and determination is amazing.
When a student enters my class room they already know why they are there...they did not score very well on the state standards test. They are in the intervention math class. The first thing that I do is assign each student a small white board to put in their desk. We use the white boards to show how we arrive at the answers to math problems. By using the white boards instead of going to the front of the class or raising their hands, they participate actively in their own education and develop confidence. The white boards allow the students to make an error and not be embarrassed. During intensive Language Arts we use the white boards for informal spelling activities. I orally give a word for the class to spell and they write it on their white board. I give little signs when they need to rethink their answers and a big nod of my head lets them know they are correct. The white boards take away the stigma of giving the wrong answer for all to see. They make it ok to try again.
White boards used in my classroom have given the students a chance to feel good about their successes no matter how small.
The students are able to participate in the classroom setting where before they would not even consider raising their hand let alone get up and go to the board to do a problem. It also gives me the opportunity to give immediate feed back and see instantly where the student is making errors. These supplies will allow us to continue to build confidence through participation.
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|MARKER DRY ERASE ASSORTED EXPO CLICK PACK OF 3 • ABC School Supply, Inc||$6.17||35||$215.95|
|MARKER DRY ERASE 12-N-1 ERASER • ABC School Supply, Inc||$1.98||35||$69.30|
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