We are raising money for this project to give students greater access to technology to help develop the technical skills that are required in the world today.
We continue to build on our theme of being respectful, taking responsibility and looking out for other’s safety. Our goal is to provide a place for a student to sit if they need a friend; allowing someone to be able to be that friend. Holmes is looking to be a Buddy to others who may be in need. We would like to install two Buddy Benches at our school.
I am creating a flexible seating classroom to help my 4K students learn in a more comfortable environment!
Last year our school began using Reading Workshop to teach 4th graders how to read. It was so exciting to witness the increase in students' reading engagement and excitement! One important component of Reading Workshop is the interactive read aloud. I am looking to add books to my interactive read aloud library that are current, represent a diverse population, and teach strong themes - especially those revolving around kindness, empathy, and acceptance.
My students love technology and I love incorporating it into the classroom as much as I can. However, being in a low income school, resources are very limited. I would love to have tablets in the classroom to enhance the learning by my students. These tablets will be used for center time, Guided Reading, small group instruction and so much more. My students truly will benefit from having these inside the classroom.
We are using guided reading and need sets of books to use in groups. We are currently using every book in our Book Room and getting new titles is important to keep students excited about reading. We are always on the lookout for more titles! Flat Stanley is an example of students getting very interested in learning about new places using books. The more books we can have for students the better! New books are obviously the best but we also buy from donation centers when we find books in good shape.