I am a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, and my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.
They like to move, they love to read, and they love a lot of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
The following materials are math games and manipulatives. As a teacher, one must provide students with fun and engaging ways to learn abstract concepts. These games and manipulatives will help make math more concrete for my struggling learners. These items will also help me have resources during after-school tutorials, Super Saturdays, and during small group instruction.
A teacher must provide a student with multiple ways to learn a concept or skill.
These items will help me close instructional gaps and misconceptions about math. They will help me model and teach students how to break down what they are learning
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Rushing.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Rushing and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.