For the upcoming school year, I will have 27 energetic and eager 3rd grade students who enjoy working collaboratively in partnerships, frequently engage in critical thinking, and enjoy moving around the classroom. My students thrive on frequent movement throughout the day, inside and outside the classroom. The school I work at consists of K-5 students. Our school is a Cultures of Thinking school that takes part in many critical-thinking activities.
My students love to read and love to be read to even more!
I have become a book-a-day-classroom! Each day, every day I read one picture book to my class and we discuss the theme of the book and why the author wrote the book. My kids look forward to this every day.
My goal is to read 180 rich, meaningful picture books during the school year.
This has and will continue to help my students appreciate illustrations, pay closer attention to the writing craft of authors and find deeper meanings within text of picture books.
Books like Be Kind, What if Everybody Said That, Let me Finish, and Worry Says What? will allow my students to build up social and emotional skills. The Book With No Pictures (no pictures) and The Boy with An Airplane (no text) will allow them to use their imaginations as they listen.
Your donations will help build my book-a-day-classroom library. These books teach social and emotional issues as well as content related ideas. My students will be able to connect to the characters within these books and build empathy and understanding through listening. I am helping to build a classroom of readers and appreciate the support of any donations to make this happen.
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