I teach second grade to 30 very diverse students. In my classroom I have a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, needs, and socioeconomic statues. Our school is a Title 1 with over 500 hundred students, over half of which come from low-income homes.
These students challenge me everyday to be my best and to create an inviting learning culture were they can feel comfortable while learning.
All of the students in my classroom learn in many different ways. I am always trying to engage students in activities that will push them to do their best! This can be a difficult task when resources are limited. I am always striving to inspire, challenge and empower my students on a daily basis.
These books will be used to help the students understand different skills they will need in life. Each week we will have a "skill of the week." To learn about social skills, we will read a book that has examples for the students to relate to.
Books like "Personal Space Camp", and "Lacey Walker, Non Stop Talker" will give the students a humors insight into real life skills.
These books will be used to start our conversations about what a good friend looks like, how to be a great classmate, and just being a respectful citizen in our community.
Learning social skills is so much more than just learning a skill and moving on from it. These are skills that can help shape a students life. The books will be used for whole group lessons, small group lessons, and one on one.
It is important to me and our classroom community that we learn, practice, and role play our social skills. Second grade the best time to learn all of these skills and how to genuinely be a good person!
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