Classroom collections : resources for the K-4 classroom : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Classroom Collections: Resources for the K-4 Classroom is the culmination of the knowledge and experiences gained through the elementary education program at Ball State University. The resources within Classroom Collections were designed to increase student learning, motivation, and creativity. Furthermore, the resources demonstrate knowledge of academic standards, child development, and educational materials already in use in classrooms. Classroom Collections is meant to serve as a resource for beginning teachers.Two critical components in the creation of Classroom Collections were the development of student-centered materials and the integration of Indiana State Standards. Classroom Collections consists of twelve resources for use in the elementary classroom. Included with each resource is a rationale documenting the resource's purpose, extensions, and assessment opportunities. A list of additional resources relating to the Indiana indicator addressed is included with each rationale.