My students need class set of calculators, pencils and dry eraser markers for work, and colored pencils and markers for projects
I believe that learning is only possible when all members of the classroom, students and teachers, can bring their whole selves into the room and feel safe and respected by one another. As an educator, I strive to not only hold my students to high academic standards, but I firmly believe that the social-emotional learning is as if not more important for my young scholars. In my classroom, I desire to see community lived out and embraced by all of my scholars. As students from diverse backgrounds come together and embrace each other's unique stories and cultures, we become a stronger and more empathetic community that can work together to achieve tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth.
Currently my students do not have a 1-1 calculator ratio, meaning that they often have to share calculators or go without, which can be especially hard during exams! Especially at the high school level, calculators are necessary to be academically competitive.
Having these calculators will help everyone be on an equitable playing field with access to technology.
Imagine trying to solve a big long math problem, only to realize that you messed up a negative in an early step. If you had written the problem in pen, you might have to scratch out the problem and start all over. I require my students to use pencils every day, to encourage them to embrace the revision/learning process that occurs in math and to not be afraid to make mistakes.
My students LOVE playing white board games in class. It engages their competitive nature, involves a lot of team building, and also builds their math skills. We play these games so often that we are constantly running out of markers. A supply of white-board markers means more games and more engaged learning!
Math is a subject that lots of my students struggle in, and I like to give them a space where they can explore both the left and right sides of their brain when they learn. We often have color-along notes or color by number homework that can help the students stay focused when they start to feel stressed about learning new material. The students love these coloring pages, and have learned to self-regulate, so that when their stress gets high, they help themselves to a coloring page and stay engaged in the classroom, rather than misbehaving or skipping class.
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|Texas Instruments - Scientific Calculator • Best Buy Education||$11.96||15||$179.40|
|AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business||$12.49||4||$49.96|
|EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business||$8.65||5||$43.25|
|Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business||$39.43||1||$39.43|
|Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business||$9.79||4||$39.16|
|Best Dry Erase Markers (BULK SET OF 36!) in Assorted Colors - Usable on any Whiteboard Surface - Fine Point White Board Pens in 12 Different Colors - Including Black, Neon, Red, Green, Blue, & More • Amazon Business||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business||$15.99||1||$15.99|
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