I am a first-year teacher who will teach 25 bright and capable fifth graders in the neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston! I am so excited to support their learner needs and to watch them grow over the school year. My students have a variety of backgrounds, ethnically, culturally, and they even have individual differences. I love that I get to teach in a district that is multicultural and I cannot wait to build a relationship with each child! My desire is for every child to have a connection to books. While a teacher may hope that this connection has already been made by fifth grade, sometimes it has not, thus I want to expose these students to literature in which they are represented and they see themselves in. I want to create a classroom library that students are enthusiastic to sit in, and that is used frequently, not only during reading but during writing and math as well! I hope to integrate books into math and science and also generate students' interest and build students' background knowledge on a subject. Overall, I am so excited to create an inviting library that students will see as a reward!
My students will use the classroom library daily and multiple times in a day! A library with books that interest them and that are grade appropriate, as well as students' exposure to social studies, science, and other content areas through reading is important for the development of reading and writing skills, such as reading comprehension and writing essays.
My students are fifth graders so the resources that I am seeking to be funded through this project are books that are guided reading levels Q, R, S-V, and W.
I have chosen multicultural fiction books as well nonfiction books on various subjects. The library will be accessible to my students because it will be in our classroom and I want to make it a very comfortable and special area that students can work independently in!
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