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M&Ms: Magnets and Markers
My students need magnetic letters and dry erase markers to practice their spelling.
We love M&M's! You know-Magnets and Markers! These are tools we love to practice spelling with. Using magnetic letters will allow the children to practice spelling our weekly phonics and sight words. Dry erase markers will allow the students to write the words on their whiteboards for extra practice.
My 23 first grade students include low income, English Language Learners, and Autistic students.
My Title I Elementary School houses over 650 K-6 students. We are one of four first grade classrooms. My students cover a wide range of learners, from pre-kindergarten skills all the way to reading third grade level books. I differentiate my teaching to reach all the levels in my classroom. This means having a variety of tools to teach the skills my students need to be successful.
I would like each of my students to have their own set of magnetic alphabet letters. I have enough for a small group of four, but it would be a great benefit for each child to have their own set of letters to practice during our whole group phonics lessons. Smart board lessons are wonderful, but they do not allow for the physical act of moving the letters to manipulate the sounds or spelling. After using the magnet letters for practice, then the children need to practice writing the words on their whiteboards. Our dry erase markers are slowly reducing in supply; they dry out and we need more markers to finish out this school year.
Using magnets and markers as tools in spelling will increase the student's ability to spell and meet their first grade standards.
They need to be able to take what they learn in class, and use these skills to help them spell unfamiliar words. Using magnet letters and writing with dry erase markers will allow the extra practice to meet these necessary standards.
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