My students need 13 engaging reading games to challenge their abilities for the remainder of the school year.
On the wall of my first classroom (22 years ago) I placed a sign that read... "Play is the Work of Children". With the implementation of the current Common Core State Standards (CCSS), kindergarten children need opportunities to have fun while being engaged in meaningful learning!
The public school in Florida at which I teach has been identified as having 'moderate poverty.' My kindergarten students are a motivated and energetic group of five and six year olds.
Even at a young age, they have been taught to value education and thoroughly enjoy the learning process.
Kindergarten students throughout the country are among the first grades (K/1) to fully implement the CCSS. This transition is greatly altering both the content and methods by which we teach our children. We need to challenge them academically. We need to teach them to think critically. Our goal (even in Kindergarten) is to create students who are both college and career ready!
I am requesting resources which I will use to challenge my students in reading and writing. Most of my students are already reading at a 1st grade level and the resources supplied by my district do not sufficiently engage their abilities.
Requested materials include: Launch It! (Vowel sounds game), Roll-A-Word Dice Tub, Phonic Games (Jet-Boat Harbor, Keeper of the Castle, Roller Coaster Craze), Blends/Digraphs computer game and more! Each learning activity is designed to challenge the child academically and allow for a little fun in the process... don't we all wish FUN was a common core standard?
Educational games purchased through this project will influence countless students for years to come.
Learning to read should be a joyous process! Resources will be shared by many teachers at our school as well as several tutors that work with struggling students on many grade levels. Classroom parents are encouraged to borrow these items as well!
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