As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and they all receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
These books will be used to promote parental involvement and a love for reading. I want to host a bingo for books event for my grade level, the kids will play bingo with their parents or guardians one evening at school. The prizes for winning each round is books. The parents will also be given resources to help their child at home with literacy throughout the game which includes handouts and websites. The parents will receive information about AR and how to help their child be successful in reading/writing this school year and give them a look into what is necessary to be successful next school year.
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