My students are motivated and eager to learn. They enjoy literature and discussing books. They have a wonderful knack for connecting personal experiences with the literature they have read. They enjoy being read to and after they have heard books read to them, they can read them on their own. They are learning a new language and developing their vocabulary everyday. I want them to develop a love of reading that will take them on great adventures.
I teach twenty-five first grade, second language learners who are living in a low-income community in Los Angeles.
Our school is a Title One school with students from preschool to fifth grade. We strive to instill the idea in our students that they are thinkers, leaders and change makers. I believe they all strive to have those qualities as the year progresses.
A literacy celebration comes with many activities throughout the week. We are coming up on the Read Across America Celebration at our school.
One of the activities calls for the students to wear a literacy inspired t-shirt.
I want my students to be able to wear a t-shirt they create and paint on their own. I want them to use their artistic talent to paint the t-shirt they will wear. I am asking for an acrylic paint set they can use. In addition I'm asking for Plaster of Paris to have them design their own tile to display.
I'm also asking for red, white and blue balloons to decorate our classroom for the week of the activities. I want to motivate my students to keep on reading. It will also be a celebration for those who have met personal reading goals. By donating to our project you will be helping us celebrate the love of reading.
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