Mary Lemaster

Magoffin County

Mary Lemaster

Magoffin County

Biography

Hands-on Literacy and Math Fun

I am a kindergarten teacher at North Magoffin Elementary. This is my third year teaching and this year I was given the opportunity to do an innovative grant project. The title of my project is, Hands-On Literacy and Math Fun! With limited hands-on resources available to the students in my classroom, it’s difficult to attend to all of my student’s needs. I want to be able to reach each of my kindergarten students, whether it be students who struggle, students who are in the middle of the pack, or students who are gifted and talented. During this project, math and literacy manipulatives will be used every day by the kindergarten students. With the math manipulatives, the students will practice number recognition, number value, sequencing numbers, addition, and subtraction, and learn geometry skills. With the literacy manipulatives, the students will practice letter recognition, letter sounds, early reading skills, spelling sight words, and counting syllables. These manipulatives would also work on fine motor skills, encourage problem-solving, and inspire cooperative play. This grant will focus on achieving student proficiency in math and reading per kindergarten standards.

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