My students need real world math problem solving kits and nonfiction reading comprehension practice cards to use during independent learning and small group time.
Imagine the groans coming from a class of 4th graders when presented with a stack of dull practice worksheets during math and language arts time. Now imagine the cheers of these same students when presented with practice materials that are bright, colorful, interesting, and realistic!
Our school is 50% economically disadvantaged, and many students come to us with little to no parent support.
Our teachers do as much as they can to enrich student learning, and spend quite a bit of their own money in the process. The pressure to pass standardized tests is extremely high, and many students experience stress trying to do their best. Unfortunately, often students are bombarded with worksheet after worksheet so that they can become expert test takers. I want to eliminate this way of teaching by using alternative resources with my students.
With these resources I can allow students to set their own learning goals according to their own strengths and weaknesses. Students can then choose an appropriate center each day during our 30 minute tutorial time. Since they are independent activities I will have time each day to work with a small group on different skills while the rest of the class is busy working and learning on their own!
Putting students in charge of their own learning is extremely powerful!
Eliminating test format worksheets and practices and replacing them with high interest, hands on, fun, colorful learning centers is the best way to inspire and motivate ALL learners! I believe that all children can learn and all children want to be successful and reach their goals. I want to provide my students with as many opportunities to shine as I can!
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|TC210X - Comprehension Quickies Card Boxes - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning||$109.00||1||$109.00|
|DD800X - Real-World Math Problem Solving Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning||$99.50||1||$99.50|
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