Do you remember kindergarten? When I was in kindergarten, I remember laughing, making friends, painting, counting, learning letters, and playing on the playground. Kindergarten was so much fun! My kindergartners were also experiencing those memories, until our school had to unexpectedly shut down and we started distance learning.
As times are uncertain, I want my students to know they are cared for and that I am still supporting them from home.
My students are very curious, always learning, and are so energetic! The majority of our students come from low economic backgrounds. My students are a part of a Title I, inner-city school located in a low socioeconomic neighborhood in a large urban area of California. Our school provides free breakfast and lunch for all students.
When I see my students on Zoom they always ask the same question, "When can we go back to school?" How do you tell a 6 year old what is happening and that you are also uncertain? My students and I thought we would be coming back to school in 2 weeks and now that is not the case. I just keep telling them that I miss them and I hope to see them soon!
My kindergartners are missing out on the best part of their school experience!
For this reason, I am asking for pencil boxes that will hold each students very own pencil with a grip, color pencils, watercolors, math manipulatives, and a folder for their work, so they can continue practicing what we have been learning in the classroom, but at home! With these items, my students can continue practicing their writing when they write letters and sentences with me on Zoom. They can also use the teddy bear counters to practice counting at home for math lessons. My students love art, so I can't wait to give them their very own watercolors and colored pencils! My students loved when we were able to use watercolors in class and with your help, they can continue using watercolors at home.
With your help, these distance learning materials can make up for some lost memories that we would have had in the classroom! Thank you!
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