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One of our goals in kindergarten is to become proficient storytellers. We do this by retelling familiar stories to include character, setting, and events. Students learn best through hands on learning. We can support this by creating a retelling center that has hands on pieces so students can act out the story. Students will be able to practice retelling stories using the pieces that match our familiar stories.

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Kindergartners Bring Stories to Life

School:
Skyview Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Christie Gooding 
Students Impacted:
19 
Grade:
Date:
January 31, 2019

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Anonymous - $479.85

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 19

The retelling story and STEM kits I was able to purchase with this grant has made my retelling center one of my students' favorite centers.  One of my students said to me the other day "Mrs. Gooding, the retelling center used to be so boring, but now it is so much fun!"  My students absolutely love all the new kits I was able to purchase thanks to this grant.  The students are working on their oral language skills, their retelling standard, STEM, and reading skills and my students are having fun while doing it.  This grant allowed me to purchase items that has made learning fun for my students.  My students are now eager to go to that center and put their retelling and STEM skills to use.  It is so great to see my students enjoying what they are doing and these kits have definitely made that happen!

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Original Grant Overview

Goal

One of our goals in kindergarten is to become proficient storytellers. We do this by retelling familiar stories to include character, setting, and events. Students learn best through hands on learning. We can support this by creating a retelling center that has hands on pieces so students can act out the story. Students will be able to practice retelling stories using the pieces that match our familiar stories.  

 

What will be done with my students

The hands on retelling pieces will be used to enhance my retelling center. The hands on retelling pieces will be available daily in this center for students to practice retelling stories. By having the pieces available for the students, they will be more engaged and have the support needed to practice and remember how the story goes while being independent of the teacher. By having the retelling pieces available in addition to the books, students will be more likely to remember the story because they are using multiple modalities while learning. Research shows that students remember more when they see it, touch it, and say it. The hands on retelling center will provide this opportunity for the students.  

 

Benefits to my students

This project will benefit my students in multiple ways. Students will be able to practice our retelling standard independently. They will build their oral language skills as they become more familiar with the stories. They will learn to cooperate as they work with partners to tell stories and practice their listening skills. Students will be able to gain confidence as they practice each story. I have over half of my students that speak English as their second language. This project will benefit these students with opportunities for them to practice building new vocabulary and language.  

 

Describe the Students

My classroom is filled with 19 very energetic, excited five and six year old students. My students are excited about learning but have had very limited experiences with school. Less than half of my students attended pre-school classes, making this their very first school experience. 100% of my students quality for free and reduced lunch services.

60% of my students are enrolled in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program. These students have a variety of first languages including Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese.

Currently, over 50% of my students are identified as "not meeting expectations" or "low performers". (This is likely due to their limited English and limited school experience.)  

 

Budget Narrative

Each kit comes with the necessary components needed to retell the story. The storytelling kits will be organized and placed in a retelling center. Students will pick one story to retell using the characters, setting, and events in the kit. The lapboards will be available for students to use at the center for sequencing and organizing their story.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Kit $49.99
2 Gingerbread Man Kit $49.99
3 Little Red Riding Hood Kit $49.99
4 Three Little Pigs Kit $49.99
5 Rainbow Fish Storytelling Kit $29.99
6 Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom $39.99
7 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytelling Kit $29.99
8 Magnetic Storytelling Kit: The Complete Set $69.99
9 Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes Storytelling kit $29.99
10 Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes storytelling kit $29.99
11 5 Storytelling Lap Boards $49.95
  Total: $479.85

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