My students need independent learning centers. They need practice with word recognition, decoding, spelling, and comprehension.
Thank you for taking a look! Greetings from Pennsylvania. I teach in an urban area that is surrounded by suburbia. My kids face challenges that a one digit change in a zip code would eliminate. I teach here because I believe your zip code should not determine your education. My second grade students want to learn! They are filled with wonder, questions, and a realization that they don't have it all - at home or at school. I love that at their age I can make a difference, and with your help the difference can be huge - and last a lifetime.
I know you remember singing the song "the thigh bone connected to the hip bone" - well, reading and writing are connected as well. My goal is to instill in my students a love of reading that will last a lifetime. I have students who have entered second grade reading at a Kindergarten level. They need hands on activities to build their sight word vocabulary, as well as their reading and writing vocabulary. They want to take responsibility for their learning; they want to believe and trust they can do it on their own; they just need more tools to do it.
If I could add independent learning centers to our classroom I could offer my students the opportunity to take what I have taught them and try it on their own. Just like a toddler who shouts "myself" when he wants to do it alone, my students are shouting it out - they want to try it alone - and have the chance to keep trying until they get it right. Not a test, not another "fill in the dot" exam, just a chance to prove to themselves they can do it. These independent learning centers are small and portable - I hope to use them as a lending library as well. I have parents who want to provide their child with help - they just don't have the resources to make it happen.
My students make a difference in my life everyday. Your help will ensure that my students see a difference in their education - in their life everyday as well. Thank you for reading my note. Thank you for taking the time to make a difference.
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|EE838 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning||$69.50||1||$69.50|
|DD707 - Read for Comprehension! Nonfiction Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning||$39.95||1||$39.95|
|DD852 - Intermediate Reading Trackers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning||$3.99||3||$11.97|
|TT467 - Reading Comprehension Practice Cards-Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning||$49.95||1||$49.95|
|GG818 - Context Clues Teaching Center • Lakeshore Learning||$24.95||1||$24.95|
|JJ807 - Vocabulary Building Prefix & Suffix Magnets • Lakeshore Learning||$29.95||1||$29.95|
|EE956 - Word Study Classification Center • Lakeshore Learning||$39.95||1||$39.95|
|EE286 - Grab Bag: Plurals Game • Lakeshore Learning||$16.95||1||$16.95|
|FF865X - Hands-On Sight-Word Cubes - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning||$89.95||1||$89.95|
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