My students need math and reading centers such as Place Value games, Money Games, Word Building Boxes and Phonics Trains to provide them with exciting ways to practice and improve their skills.
Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." Every day students enter my classroom eager to challenge themselves as they build their reading and math skills.
My students attend a public school in the Midwest.
We are one of three elementary schools in our town, and considered a low income school. 58% of our students come from low income homes.
My students are in 3rd grade and attend special education classes for all or part of their school day. In my room, each student struggles with their own learning difficulties; however, they are all wonderful, hard working, eager to learn, and love coming to school.
My students require repeated drill and practice to help them understand and learn new material. Most of my students are visual learners who thrive on hands-on learning experiences to help them understand, retain, and apply concepts.
The learning levels of the students that I work with are quite broad. Therefore, the literacy and math concepts that we practice daily cover a wide range of skills. With the limited supplies and resources that we have, it can be difficult to keep learning fun and exciting for the students.
I am requesting several math and reading activities.
To help with reading skills, I would like a Beginning Sounds Phonics Train, Word Building Boxes, Letter-Sound Matching Board, Alphabet Folder Game Library, and Rhyming is a Snap. These reading items will help my learners who are working on beginning reading skills like letter identification, sounds, and rhyming and are just beginning to apply these concepts to blend and read words. Each of these tools uses actual items or photographs to help make learning experiences meaningful to my students.
To aid in developing math skills, I would like Math is a Snap: Multiplication & Division, PoppinÃ¢ÂÂ Place Value Games, Making Cents Money Game, and Grab & Match Level Money Quickies. These math items will help to practice money skills, multiplication and division problem solving, place value and number sense. Counting money is a life skill that we practice often. The poppers will be a fun way for students to build their own equations as well!
I am very fortunate to be able to work with so many amazing students every day.
They all have fun, caring personalities, love coming to school, and work very hard to succeed. With your help in funding this project, my students will be given the opportunity to further develop their skills in a variety of new and exciting ways! My students and I appreciate your donation to provide them with more opportunities to become successful and confident readers and mathematicians.
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