Teaching students in the 21st century has become a challenge. As we know, students have many individual needs. It is necessary to motivate students to work, pay attention, and learn in the traditional classroom setting. In fact, many students have increased motivation when it comes to additional materials. In my school district in Colorado, the majority of students are from military families. However, our budget for the district is lower than usual during these tough economic times. Unfortunately, I am unable to personally provide all of the equipment I believe would benefit my students. Motivation is key. My students love being able to have additional materials in their learning. My students will be more likely to be engaged in the task at hand and truly learn to the best of their abilities. Additional materials will provide students with opportunities they don't normally have.
My students use white boards daily. Because of this, our whiteboards are well loved.
In reality, this means they are falling apart.
We are in need of replacements in order to show what we know in math, reading, and writing every day. Students utilize their whiteboards in both while group and small group instruction. Without them, our learning cannot continue to be as engaging as it is right now. To go along with this, we need new markers to use with them. Often times, a cap will go missing or we simply use it until it no longer writes. New markers will support us.
And of course, no classroom is complete without an electric pencil sharpener. A new one will sharpen our pencils quickly so we can get back to learning!
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