More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need these puppets to help them with reading fluency. They need the What Would You Do? puppets to help with social skills! All would be used cross-curricular
Creativity and play learning are key in a Kindergarten classroom, and my students need to be given as many opportunities for creativity and play as possible in a Common Core classroom.
My students are wonderful little 5 and 6-year olds in Florida.
Many come to our Title I school with little knowledge of reading skills, and many do not know letters and sounds. Many do not attend Pre-K, and many are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch. They are eager to learn, and love when I am able to be silly with them to help them learn.
With these puppets, I can be more creative in the classroom. The students can be more creative. In the days of Common Core State Standards, it can be tough to be "fun" while maintaining the rigor of these new standards. With the puppets, we will use them across all areas of learning. We will use them in reading to work on fluency and comprehension. In math, we will use the finger puppets to work on real world addition and subtraction problems. The students will also be able to work on social skills using the puppets to act out different problem solving situations.
This project is so important to prepare these young people for many areas of school and life.
For many, this is their first experience in school. It is important to keep them motivated to learn, and I feel working with the puppets will keep their interest and engagement in their academic activities.
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