My students need to build up their literacy skills. These magazines are just the thing. They would be so excited to have their very own magazine.
I remember how excited I was when I got my first magazine. Most of my students have never even had their own book. Many of my students are behind in their literacy skills and don't like reading. This magazine subscription would be a new and exciting way to get my students interested in reading.
This year I will be teaching first grade teach in an inner-city school where 98% of our students receive free/reduced lunch.
Many of our children play the adult at home: cleaning, cooking and caring for their siblings. They enjoy coming to school because it might be the one place that they are allowed to be a child and they have wonderful people taking care of them. Every year, I strive to make my classroom a safe place and a 'home away from home'. I teach my children that we are all family. I also try to make learning as exciting as possible. I've learned that these children are always open to learning and trying new things when they are comfortable and know that we are all watching out for each other. I might be biased but I think we have the best group of children in the world and I feel they deserve the best.
TIME magazine is a magazine that most adults recognize as a reliable source of information and many of us enjoy reading. Likewise, TIME for Children is a wonderful resource for classrooms. I remember one year in elementary school, my teacher bought our class a subscription to a student magazine. Every week. every single student got a new magazine and we were thrilled. We would read the articles in class and then get to take the magazine home. I want my children to experience that. I know they would be over the moon to get their very own magazine. We have a 90 minute block of time set aside daily for literacy. Students would work in partners and small groups to read the articles. Then we would do a variety of activities to show what we learned from the articles. Maybe one day students will put together commercials for the class to show what they learned. Perhaps another day they will create posters to hang in the hallways to show others what they read about. The possibilities are endless.
Many of my students don't enjoy reading.
They see it as work. Reading a magazine would be something different for them. Having their very own magazine would be a new experience for most of them. I want my students to see that reading opens up new worlds for them. I want them to see that you can visit places far away and meet people from around the world, all through reading. These magazines would be a new, fresh way to teach my children literacy skills and have them catch the "reading bug".
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|Edition K - 1 (Grades Kindergarten and 1) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Our new K - 1 edition (geared towards Kindergarten and 1st grade) is a theme-based edition that helps build early literacy skills and gets students excited about reading. • Time for Kids||$3.98||27||$107.46|
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