As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty area, my students are faced with both good and challenging situations. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. All the students at my school want a chance to enhance and reach for the stars.
I want my students to have a great advantage in education.
Many of them are being raised in foster care, single-parent homes, or with a close relative. The demographics in the areas where they live are not conducive to acceptable learning. When my students walk in my door, I want them to identify their exceptional characteristics, develop positive self-esteem, and feel they are cherished. I want them to know that my classroom is a heartfelt, inspiring, and encouraging environment where creativity is encouraged through self-expression and imagination.
The reading ability of students in my classroom ranges from kindergarten to beyond 1st grade. My current classroom library offers a small range of decodable texts and picture books. I want my students to love reading as much as I do and I want to provide a selection of books that will offer something for everyone no matter what reading level they are reading.
A donation to this project will put books into the hands of curious, eager and intelligent readers, that are often overlooked because they are performing above grade level.
It is imperative to offer books that students cannot wait to pick up and read. Books that humor them, interest them and take them on an adventure. When was the last time you read a book that you couldn't put down?
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