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Pencil Sharpeners, Clipboards, Oh My!
My students need 25 clipboards and 5 pencil sharpeners to have a successful guided math classroom.
How do you teach small group math without clipboards and sharp pencil tips? My students eat up pencils. They need strong pencil sharpeners to keep up with their vigorous life style of solving math problems.
I am located in Texas at a low economic school.
More than 93% of my fourth and fifth grade students are both Hispanic and LEP, meaning that English is their second language. In addition, my students are the most struggling in the school. They have been grouped together to help improve their academic vocabulary and background knowledge. Small group instruction is the best way to break their barrier and help catch them up.
I am asking for 5 pencil sharpeners and 25 clipboards. I know it doesn't seem like much, but my students are continually burning out the pencil sharpeners. They only like to solve math problems with sharp pencil tips, so they are constantly sharpening their pencils. This continually burns out the sharpeners, and my students end up having to use their hand held sharpeners which makes a mess. Additionally, the clipboards will help my students when they are working in small group or with partners. They need something hard to lean against when working on the floor, and they struggle to find successful hard surfaces.
My students would really appreciate the pencil sharpeners and clipboards.
When they have all the supplies they need at their fingertips, they focus on the learning instead of organizing their supplies. Every extra minute of instruction provides a better chance of my students being successful in the classroom!
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