The students at my school come from very diverse backgrounds. In our school, over 40 languages other than English are spoken. Because of this, most receive no help at home with their homework. Many are homeless and living with another family member or friend. Some don't even have a parent at home to read with. Our school has over 84% of students receiving free or reduced rate lunch. Because of these high numbers, every student in our school receives free breakfast and lunch.
These students start behind every other student in the county.
As you know, students from poverty often come to school with very low language skills. Their vocabulary is very low.
These kiddos have a special place in my heart and I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else. They want to succeed. They want to please and they want to learn. They just need the means and someone to root for them and who knows that they can do anything.
I would love to be able to purchase centers and games for my kindergarten kiddos to use in both math whole and small group math instruction on Teachers Pay Teacher.
I am constantly looking for ways to supplement instruction, there are so many great center activities and games on Teachers Pay Teachers that could be implemented into the classroom if I had the money to purchase them.
It's so hard to meet all the needs of the kids without leveled materials and teachers pay teachers is a great place to find lots and lots of those resources.
The items included are units to supplement first grade math standards that I can use to differentiate instruction and create centers to help my kids with the skills that they are working on in math.
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