Nothing excites the students at our school more than finally being able to say they understand what teachers have been teaching them. Seeing their excitement serves as the best tool to keep a teacher looking for new and innovative ways to deliver the best instruction possible.
Our school serves grades Pre-K through 5 and is a Title I school in rural Eastern North Carolina, an area in which poverty affects many.
Students receive free breakfast and lunch every day; they also receive a healthy snack of fruits or vegetables a few times a week. Despite the hardships our students face, they come to school seeking opportunities to move forward in today's society. It is my hope that these materials will open up a whole new world of possibilities that intensify their desire to grow as students and, ultimately, professionals!
Students are visual learners and love read-alouds. Although they are provided with math manipulatives to learn various mathematical topics, using anchor texts to introduce topics can make a huge difference in developing or activating their prior knowledge.
These books will not only continue to provide literacy opportunities to students throughout the year, but also enhance their understanding of basic math concepts.
Making connections across text or academic content areas is something teachers strive to do on a daily basis, but it isn't the easiest task to accomplish. Having a library of math-centered picture books would be a huge resource for any classroom!
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