I am a second grade teacher in a low income, high poverty area in Florida. Ours is a Title I school which means that almost all of the students in the school receive free or reduced-price lunch. I am currently teaching reading, writing, and social studies to two amazing groups of English language learners, some of whom have just arrived from other countries.
Most of our children come from difficult home environments and have unhappy stories to share.
They also lack exposure to many things that we can sometimes take for granted. My students are hard-working and eager to learn. They are also so grateful for new opportunities and excited about fun learning experiences. They have stolen my heart with their enthusiasm for learning.
I believe in using a cross-curricular approach to target different learning styles and to combat boredom and stimulate learning, as well as to make learning fun, exciting, and engaging for all types of learners. At least half of my students have just arrived from different countries and they need help with their English language acquisition. We do anything from singing, dancing, exercise, art, any approach that will solidify our learning while having fun in the process.
My students are in need of a lot of copy paper for this school year. We must supply our own copy paper during the year and as a result I cannot print out everything that would benefit my students. The reams of copy paper will allow me to make my students sets of materials to help them learn English, such as class dictionaries for home and school. The paper will also be used for classwork, homework, tests, projects, and books. In addition, my students will have differentiated grammar and sight word booklets, perfect for their reading levels. Copy paper is probably the most used resource in a classroom other than pencils.
Classrooms need a seemingly endless variety of supplies such as copy paper to help them run smoothly and provide equal learning opportunities to all students.
Throughout the year my students use cases and cases of copy paper. Your donation will help ensure that my students have enough paper for a successful year in second grade, full of learning and fun.
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