The kindergarten students in my class are inquisitive, energetic, and hardworking scholars. My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions. It's my goal to create an engaging, positive, and organized classroom environment that helps all students to thrive.
I teach math, science, reading, and social studies at a Title I school in Arlington, Virginia.
In our classroom we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, project based learning, and flexible seating to ensure each student's needs are met!
My students are active learners, they are scientists, problem solvers, explorers, and creators. I am so lucky to be teaching this amazing group of students!
This project will provide diverse books to the students in my classroom. As a Kindergarten teacher, it is important to teach about diversity and inclusion in ways that students will understand. One way I want to do this is through books that students can see themselves in. The students will be able to identify with the books because the characters will either look or act like them.
Students need books that are "mirrors," or books that they see themselves, their families, and their communities reflected as important and valued in.
Kindergarten is the first year students enter the typical school setting. Therefore, it is important that we introduce them to a diverse library of books in the primary classroom. Giving students books that they see themselves in leads to more engaged and excited readers. I teach reading through a workshop model therefore having a variety of resources to read that are of high interest leads to more successful readers.
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