"Low Ink" means low spirits in our classroom, where 48 Kindergartners share three printers without any ink. My students need to learn to write stories without ink; their work cannot get printed! They also need card stock, colored paper, labels and file folders to label their work.
My students are motivated and high-achieving despite attending a Title I school.
Our once-middle-class community has seen much decline and job loss. Our students attend a dual-language immersion program. They are learning English and Spanish at the same time. Many of my students are from low income homes. Now we want to support higher level thinking and writing skills. They need to print, label, store and publish their stories and receive printed materials in color.
With ink for our classroom printer, my students will be able to print pictures for their projects. Students without computers at home cannot access vital information on the Internet from home, so they must take printed pictures home to read. Also, we are working hard to implement the Common Core content standards, calling for children to begin early to write in-depth responses to informational text. With our printer supplied with ink, my students will be able to print the stories they write and pictures they need to inspire them. Something as simple as printer ink will help level the playing field for children whose economic struggles put them at a technological disadvantage. The students will be able to store their writing in file folder portfolios with labels. They will be able to choose the color paper they want their story to be published on. They will be able to make it into a booklet with the cardstock paper. Materials such as these can motivate my students!
In this technological age, a printer with ink in it is no less essential in the classroom than pencil and paper.
If we expect all children to exit high school someday ready for college, we must provide the technological access and instruction that they require. The great ideas they think must be printed in ink. At this age, a colored sheet of paper, file folders and labels can make a huge impact on their motivation to write and publish their stories.Read More
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