More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Interactive Science Journals
My students need composition books in order for us to begin our interactive science journals. Our new classes start January 18th.
Taking notes in class is difficult for many of my students. Our interactive science journals allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the material in a way that correlates to their learning style. Combined with labs and class activities, the journals will increase student learning.
I work at a Title One school.
More than 75 % of our students are on free and reduced lunch plans. Like many other urban schools, a large number of our students have trouble with reading and writing at their grade level. Increasing writing and reading in science class translates to learning gains across the curriculum.
Interactive science journals are more than notebooks or a set of class notes. The journals access the right and left side of the brains, encourage students to use colors to help with their memory of the lessons, and require students to restate what they have learned in their own words or images. Requiring students to explain the lesson and to create a product accesses higher cognitive functions. Combined with the labs and lessons in class, these interactive science journals will cement the lessons.
Our school is on block scheduling.
Our new classes start on January 18th. The first week of school many students do not have the materials needed for the class. Even though a composition book may not seem expensive to you or I, some of our students need to wait for the next paycheck or their parents to have time off of work to buy materials. Having the notebooks the first day of class means that we can all begin work on the same day together.
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