A typical day in my classroom is full of excitment and anticipation. My students come in every day and ask what we will be learning. They're eager to get to math workshop to try the new fun activities that are going to enhance their math skills.
My students this year are a little shy, but they are always eager to learn new things.
They like working in groups and they are always there for one another. My students care about learning and care about each other, but we don't always have the supplies and books we need to enhance their education. My school is in a higher poverty area so the teachers do the best they can do with what we have, but when we are able to get new supplies, the kids just light up with excitement. They are always asking about when we are going to try new activities for math. My students are below level in math so to be able to get them motivated to want to do well is extremely important. When they know we are using new materials they are that much more encouraged to try their very best.
There is a big gap for my students between math and reading. They don't understand that those two subjects actually go hand in hand. All they know about reading in math is that they absolutely hate word problems. Through a previous Donorschoose grant, I have been able to get 20 math literature books that correlate with our textbooks. Using those, I have begun to show the students that math and reading can go hand in hand in a good way. The students are starting to see that they don't have to be just good in one or the other, but they can be good in both. They look forward to when we have a book to read during the lesson because they know they will be able to make connections to what they are learning in math to what they are learning in reading. We need 14 more math literature books to complete our collection of books that correlate with our math textbook. These new books will enhance new skills not included in my last grant.
These books will make a difference because it will help my students bridge the gap even more between math and reading.
At the beginning of the year, my students couldn't make the connections at all. Since receiving the books from my last grant, they are already making connections to the skills we are learning in math to the skills they are learning in reading. We need these last few books so that my kids can continue to make those huge connections in their daily lives.Read More
|Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Vol. 1 Kathryn Lasky, Kevi • AKJ Books||$13.13||1||$13.13|
|Two of Everything • AKJ Books||$12.91||1||$12.91|
|Cheetah Math: Learning about Division from Baby Cheetahs Ann • AKJ Books||$12.37||1||$12.37|
|My Full Moon is Square Elinor J Pinczes, Randall Enos (Illus • AKJ Books||$10.95||1||$10.95|
|Anno''s Mysterious Multiplying Jar Mitsumasa Anno • AKJ Books||$7.29||1||$7.29|
|Polar Bear Math: Learning about Fractions from Klondike and • AKJ Books||$6.56||1||$6.56|
|How Do You Know What Time It Is? Robert E. Wells • AKJ Books||$6.07||1||$6.07|
|Fraction Fun David A. Adler, Nancy Tobin (Illustrator) • AKJ Books||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Measuring Penny • AKJ Books||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Fraction Action Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator) • AKJ Books||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Wild Fibonacci Joy N. Hulme, Carol Schwartz • AKJ Books||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Pizza Counting • AKJ Books||$5.80||1||$5.80|
|Henry Hikes To Fitchburg • AKJ Books||$5.07||1||$5.07|
|Fly on the Ceiling: A Math Myth: (Step into Reading Books + • AKJ Books||$2.91||1||$2.91|
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