I am the first experience my students have in public school, that is what I love most! I love the way they are bright-eyed and eager to learn about their friends, school, and our community.
Inquisitive, eager, and receptive to learn about their community (and world) would be how I characterize my diverse group of special education prekindergarten students.
They notice different skin colors and ask questions. My three, four, and five year old boys and girls include African-Americans, Caucasians, and mixed races.
I work hard to cultivate friendships among all my students and form a school family within the classroom. We have a song that we sing every morning called, "We are a Family" that they love so much!
My inquisitive students need to see books and characters that are like them and their friends, to be inspired. I want my students to see that every student deserves to dream big!
My students like to hear stories about children like them and most importantly, that look like them!
I want them to see that although we may look different, we are still a school family. We show that we care, support, help, and learn together every day. I want them to learn that school is not a place of racial injustice.
Our daily literacy lessons are built upon the stories we read. We use the book text to find alphabet letters, learn that we read left to right, upper- and lower-case letters, and that it is fun to read.
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