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Ms. Rizzo’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Roosevelt Elementary School
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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My first graders are students who do not have the resources to pick up a book and read in their homes. What I have in class is limited, but it does not change their willingness to read. I see how books transport my students to places different than they know. Our school serves as a port-of entry for new immigrants of Hispanic origin. All but one of my students is of Hispanic origin. My students are a part of the largest elementary school in the city and my class is of low income status. All of my students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. I have four students who qualify for the Backpack Program which gives students food every Friday who are in need. To be quite honest, it should be more than that. These are just some of their hardships. If my students have the resources to learn to read beyond the classroom, there is no telling what positive changes can come into their lives.

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My first graders are students who do not have the resources to pick up a book and read in their homes. What I have in class is limited, but it does not change their willingness to read. I see how books transport my students to places different than they know. Our school serves as a port-of entry for new immigrants of Hispanic origin. All but one of my students is of Hispanic origin. My students are a part of the largest elementary school in the city and my class is of low income status. All of my students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. I have four students who qualify for the Backpack Program which gives students food every Friday who are in need. To be quite honest, it should be more than that. These are just some of their hardships. If my students have the resources to learn to read beyond the classroom, there is no telling what positive changes can come into their lives.

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