“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.” Dr. Seuss
My children want these things just like every other child.
Unfortunately, some of my students are often too busy worrying about if their basic needs of food and shelter are going to be met to dream of things they may want.
I see the fire in the eyes of my students, but I also see worry and desperation in many of those same eyes.
When I see a student struggling with a concept or phonics pattern, I like to quickly be able to provide them with materials to help them. By having a printer in my classroom, I will be able to immediately print little books dealing with a phonics pattern, different explanations and examples of concepts, and so many more materials that will instantly help a student when they are struggling to grasp something.
Currently, it takes at least a week to have materials printed at my school and this is too long for a student to wait when they are struggling with a concept.
By having a printer in my room, I can immediately print something that may help a student. For example, if I see that a student is struggling with a phonics concept, I can immediately print a little reader book that deals primarily with the concept so that the student can have immediate practice. Waiting for materials to be printed for over a week doesn't help six and seven year old children. Having to struggle for that long seems like an extremely long time to a child. I would love to have the gift of providing my students with resources to help them immediately when they are struggling!
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