"Never Give Up!" is something you will hear my students chanting in the classroom throughout the year. I teach second grade reading in a Title One school, in Washington DC, where all of my students receive free lunch. The challenges my students face as seven-year-olds are surreal; however, they consistently rise to meet these challenges head on. At the beginning of the school year, we discuss how learning to read might not be easy, and there are going to be times we want to quit. No matter what, we need to make sure we "Never Give Up!"
My students beat the odds every single day.
Statistics says that the majority of my students won't be reading on grade level when they enter third grade and will continue to fall further and further behind. This is why I think it is so important that my students build a solid foundation in literacy. Despite these statistics, ninety percent of my students leave second grade reading at or above grade level. They are closing the achievement gap and showing everyone how important it is to "Never Give Up!"
My second grade students love when I read books aloud to them. They also love having group conversations about the books we have read. This project contains excellent read aloud books that will help my students to develop their social emotional skills.
These books will allow my students to think and discuss themes like perseverance, how to be a good friend, growth mindset, and how to manage anger.
I am certain that these books will allow my students to better discuss their emotions. I am excited to see my students' knowledge of social emotional skills grow as we read and discuss these great books.
|Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business||$14.99||2||$29.98|
|The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business||$14.58||1||$14.58|
|After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business||$12.75||1||$12.75|
|The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business||$11.89||1||$11.89|
|Eraser • Amazon Business||$10.99||1||$10.99|
|The Potato Chip Champ: Discovering Why Kindness Counts • Amazon Business||$10.95||1||$10.95|
|Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business||$9.95||1||$9.95|
|The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business||$9.86||1||$9.86|
|The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business||$8.94||1||$8.94|
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This classroom project was brought to life by A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and one other donor.