I have an ever-growing group of now 8 girls and 8 boys. I am blessed to have a very loving group that is always eager to help and learn.
My students have very varied abilities and come from many different ethnic backgrounds.
I was hired a few weeks into the school year to relieve overcrowding in the other classrooms, welcoming the influx of students coming from Hurricane Maria evacuees. My classroom steadily welcomes 1-2 new students a month!
I have 5 English language learners, and 4 students receiving academic interventions to help identify possible disabilities. We are a Title I school, and most of my students receive free lunch. Most of my students live in a single parent setting, with grandparents, or with other family members. Parent involvement in my classroom is very low.
Above all, I’ve realized that what my students need most is someone who cares. Finding resources to help them connect with the lessons and make them comfortable in the classroom I think would not only help them learn, but would also help them feel cared for and impact their self esteem greatly!
Teaching our students to read and instilling a love for reading in them is the most important task we have as kindergarten teachers.
Reading is the foundation to all learning.
I am a new teacher with very limited resources in my classroom. We need easy access to these thoughtfully selected books that align with our learning goals in order to better facilitate learning.
These books are both thoroughly entertaining and thoroughly educational. I compiled this list by surveying great teachers, these are some of the best reviewed books on the topics and social skills we discuss throughout the year. It is imperative that our kids love the books we read to them! These are fun, engaging, silly, relateable titles that children love.
The topics covered in these titles are a huge part of our daily lives, more so now welcoming new diverse students frequently. These titles help children learn to adapt, accept diversity, build a sense of community, teach us to be friends, and kind to each other, all while also learning reading skills like fluency, punctuation, new vocabulary, looking for picture clues, and deepen our love for reading and learning. There are also some non fiction informational books to be used to introduce students to reading for the purpose of learning about topics of their interest. These will help students learn to read to learn!
I would love to provide my students, who have so little at home and are trying to adapt to life, engaging books that make learning exciting! Thank you for reading and considering contributing!
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