I am a Kindergarten teacher at a Title One School in North Carolina. For those that do not know, status as a Title One school is determined by the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch. I can not begin to tell you the horror stories I have heard from children as young as 4 and 5; stories from child abuse to living in a shelter to hiding food in bookbags to bring home to their parents. As you can imagine, these students come from low income families and many are struggling in a society they may feel does not care about them. I hope to show them that their thoughts do count. I hope to give the students a solid foundation in Science and Math (a highly marketable area) in hopes of sparking a light of interest in the minds of students who may not dream of anything more than what they are currently living. One may think that Kindergarten may be too soon for this to happen, but I beg to differ! I teach in a public Montessori school in which instruction is catered to the individual child. I am proud to say that in my past two years of teaching, I have passed students who are working on two and three digit addition and subtraction as well as single digit multiplication! Each lesson is tailored to the child, so a student with an affinity for a particular subject may progress while another student receives remediation. I would like to expand the Math and Science areas of the classroom to reflect the true needs of the students and enhance their abilities. Kindergarten is a foundation year that may decide how one views their academic life. If I provide a nurturing environment, my students will gain the skills needed to move beyond what they currently experience and possibly mentor another. I would like to purchase Science observation journals for the students, Science exploration kits (plants, bubbles, magnets, light, colors), and a Math chest containing various manipulatives to teach the current curriculum standards in Math. Thank you!
|GG793 - Meet the Standards Math Chest • Lakeshore Learning||$199.00||1||$199.00|
|LA218 - Science Discovery Chest • Lakeshore Learning||$149.00||1||$149.00|
|EE720X - First Science Experiments - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning||$69.50||1||$69.50|
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