Archive for July, 2011

Inspiring Minds Tutoring ~ 2nd Annual Drive for Supplies

I am extremely excited to announce Inspiring Minds Tutoring 2nd Annual Drive for Supplies.  Each year, thousands of children return to school without the proper resources in order to succeed in school.  As an educator, I have witnessed this take place year after year in my classroom! My hope for the Drive for Supplies is to collect enough school supplies so that an entire classroom will be stocked and ready to begin a brand new school year.  A brand new school year brings promise and new hope; a hope that this year will be better.  This will be the year my friends- – the year where we can come together and help make a difference in the lives of young children!

Our children and students should not have to worry about such things; yet, in our society such worries are still a reality.  Please spread the word about IMT’s Drive for Supplies to your friends and family members! (A flyer is available upon request via email) Feel free to print and post our flyer to help in this grass-roots fundraising effort!  Anything and everything that you are able to contribute to IMT’sDrive for Supplies will be a blessing so please don’t hesitate to donate!

Drive for Supplies Wish List

  • #2 pencils
  • Black/Blue pens
  • Wide-ruled paper
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Composition Books
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Washable Markers
  • Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • 2-pocket folders
  • 1” binders-white or black

I THANK YOU all from the very bottom of my heart!  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach me via email or telephone at  (813) 388- 5964.

The drive will take place on July, 25, 2011 through August 15, 2011. DONATIONS CAN BE MAILED TO: 3232 Whitley Bay Ct., Land O’Lakes, FL 34638.  If you are local, I will be MORE than happy to coordinate a pick up!  This year’s Drive for Supplies will benefit Crestwood Elementary School  and Oakstead Elementary School.

Happy Donating!

Jennifer Perez

© Jennifer Perez 7/25/11


July 25, 2011 at 7:06 AM 1 comment

Reader’s Theater

by: Jennifer Perez

Readers Theater…what is it?

Readers Theater involves students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. It involves children in….

  • sharing literature,
  • reading aloud,
  • writing scripts,
  • performing with a purpose, and
  • working collaboratively

The benefits of Reader’s Theater are immense when used with fidelity. When Reader’s Theater was first introduced into my classroom, what I observed were my students showing excitement and pure enjoyment toward their particular piece. They were arriving to school early to rehearse with their groups (fluency), planning which person would create which props (collaborating) and some groups extended themselves by creating AND typing out their own Reader’s Theater scripts.

After rehearsing their Reader’s Theater plays for about two weeks, the students performed in full costume, props and microphones for other 3rd grade classes. Their peers graded them on such items as: fluency, pronunciation, clarity and working collaboratively. The feedback was very positive and I was thrilled to see my little worker bees take the feedback and immediately begin making changes to improve their next performance!

Here are a few of the Reader’s Theater resources I use in my classroom. They are amusing, entertaining and downright whimsical! Give them a try….Im’ sure you and your students will love them too!

Happy Learning!

© Jennifer Perez 6/30/11

July 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM Leave a comment

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