My students need personal dry erase boards and dry erase markers in order to increase their engagement during lessons and to provide them with a variety of opportunities to share their ideas with their peers.
I am a teacher in a low income/ high poverty school where many of our students face a variety of challenges before even entering my classroom. However, despite all of these obstacles they are some of the most resilient students I have ever met.
My students are high energy and love any chance to use manipulatives or participate in hands-on activities.
They are eager to engage in my lessons beyond pencil and paper and to have their opinions heard.Though the fifth and sixth grade concepts can be difficult and feel daunting, they attack each one with persistence. My goal for them is that they not only learn all they need to know for the next grade but that they also see my passion for learning and desire to become lifelong learners themselves.
From the very first day of school it has been clear that these students are bubbling with energy and are very expressive. Any lesson involving group work or hands-on activities immediately grabs the attention of these passionate students. This is why I feel that dry erase boards are an essential in my classroom.
Dry erase boards are an important material for my students because they will ensure that all of my energetic students are engaged in every piece of my lesson.
These personal boards will also ensure that students are responsible for their own learning. They can respond to grade level texts and questions, cite text evidence, and share their own ideas or opinions about a topic and then share with others in the class quickly and easily. Being able to use something fun such as a whiteboard during a lesson will help my students to tackle these tough fifth and sixth grade standards with confidence.
Dry erase boards also enable me to quickly assess the learning of my students. With a command of "quick check" students know to pop their boards (and answers) in the air for me to see. These answers allow me to quickly get a grasp on the effectiveness of my lesson and also enablesme to better meet the needs of my students. Overall, these dry erase boards and markers are essential to the success of my incredible students!
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|Dry Erase Board 12/pk 9.5 X 12 • Teachers' School Supply||$35.83||2||$71.66|
|BIC Great Erase Grip Fine Point Dry Erase Markers, Black, Dozen (GDE11BK) • Quill.com||$7.99||5||$39.95|
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