I began this school year teaching at Brock Elementary School in Slidell, Louisiana. Because of Hurricane Katrina, about five feet of water completely destroyed my classroom. Everything that I have purchased, inherited from generous teachers, or created in my five-year career as a teacher was ruined by the floodwaters. My losses were not insured. Thankfully, my job was spared, and I was transferred to another school in the district - Woodlake Elementary. I now teach sixteen Transitional First Grade students, all of whom were affected to varying degrees by Hurricane Katrina. These children have been through so much, yet have shown so much resiliency. Transitional First Grade students need a developmental curriculum for a year between Kindergarten and First Grade. The curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate practices, and emphasis is placed on play, the child's natural approach to learning. Because I have lost so many materials in the storm, it is difficult to create a classroom environment that these children need; I have been purchasing all of my materials with money from my own pocket. Recently, I brought my own children's Leap Pad machines to my classroom for use at a center. The children love playing with them, but I have only a small selection of books/cartridges to go with them. The Leap Pad is a wonderful way to incorporate technology in a fun way. I would like to purchase books and cartridges that the children can use in my classroom: Character Development Series: A set of four books that helps teach lessons in caring, fairness, trustworthiness, respect, and responsibility. All Around Me Series: Teaches 9 popular themes while increasing comprehension, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary. Themes are: About Me, Home, School, Nature, Neighborhood, Travel, Animals, Food, Helping Others Phonemic Awareness Series: Enables prereaders to learn and practice key phonemic awareness skills and receive individualized audio support and feedback, guiding them toward mastery and preparing them to be successful readers.
|All Around Me Storybook Series - Level 1 Set without LeapPads PLTs 9 Interactive books (1 copy of each title in Level 1) and Teacher's Manual • LeapFrog SchoolHouse||$160.00||1||$160.00|
|Phonemic Awareness Series-Introductory Set without LeapPad PLT 1 Copy of each title (6 books total) and Teacher's Manual • LeapFrog SchoolHouse||$122.00||1||$122.00|
|Character Development Series - Lessons for Life, without LeapPad PLT 4 Interactive books and Teacher's Manual • LeapFrog SchoolHouse||$65.00||1||$65.00|
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