My first graders come from very different homes with very different experiences. Whether they are native Swahili, Spanish, Vietnamese, or English speakers...and they all bring something distinctly beautiful to our classroom. Despite their cultural differences, we come together in our little classroom community to do great things! 97% of the families at our school qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. You won’t see their socioeconomic status holding them back! Their thirst for knowledge has helped them move mountains! I love seeing my students (current and former) change the world around them!
Listening to stories read by others, brings a new story to life for an early reader. Having a listening center in a classroom exposes those little readers to another person's interpretation of a story and can open their minds to other possibilities when interpreting a new text. When those early readers are just learning English, being exposed to audiobooks will strengthen their comprehension strategies, fluency skills, tracking skills, and more.
We need a new stereo and junction box to replace our old listening center that has worn out throughout the years.
A storage box will make it easier to organize and transport our listening center to other parts of the classroom when the students are working during center time.
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