I work with an inspiring group of young adults ages 14 to 19 who have recently immigrated to the United States. My students are very dedicated and focused on getting an education, and most are working full-time to afford to live here while attempting to complete high school. All my students attend a special school within a school to accelerate their learning and move them towards graduation.
Every one of my students is dedicated to learning and working towards graduating and creating a productive future for themselves and their families.
I am looking to resupply my art center in my room. I need markers, colored pencils and as a new edition a tracing light. My students are just learning to read, which transfers into learning to write. Many of my students are just learning the basics of writing. It begins with drawing.
Learning to draw encourages pen control, builds fine motor skills and encourages creativity.
All these lead to better writing. Last year the art center was the most popular center in my room. Many students asked to have markers to use at home and created wonderful pictures to share with me later. This activity not only improves writing and subsequently reading, but also teaches spatial relationships needed for math. Most of my students do not get the opportunity to take art class because they are in extra academic classes to support their learning. By having art embedded in my curriculum, I am exposing students to the humanities beyond our curriculum. Please help to start our year off with a supply of markers, colored pencils, and glue to begin this amazing process.
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