I teach in an urban school district were most of my students come from a low income family. Unfortunately, many people put stereotypes on the students. But I have learned that there is no greater joy than being a teacher here.
This will be my fifth year teaching and I have learned that my students have such great potential.
I believe that my students deserve the absolute best education possible, no matter where they live, and my goal is to give it to them. These students come to me eager to learn and wanting to know more. While the curriculum may be tough, I know they are always ready for the challenge.
Last school year, I began implementing picture books into our morning meeting time after advice from a fellow teacher. I quickly learned just how much my upper elementary students loved to hear these read aloud to them. I learned quickly how deep the conversations could become when students related these book lessons to their real lives. I learned quickly how "Book Wednesday" would become one of their favorite days.
Picture books are a perfect way to get real life discussions going in the classroom.
These books are ones I have researched to have great morals and lessons. I am making sure to have a diverse range of books in our classroom library so all students feel connected to the characters.
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