As a Pre-k teacher in a low-income, urban school district, I have found that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I promise to provide my students with the high-quality education they deserve, rich with creative and meaningful learning experiences in a classroom environment that is safe and welcoming to all.
My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.
Take a moment to think back to when you were a student. What kinds of texts did you have access to in your classroom and school library? What stories were being told? Who was telling them? Most critically, who was being left out?
My students need high-quality books like, One of Those Days, Along a Long Road, and many others.
Books should act as both windows into the worlds of others and mirrors, a reflection of one's own identity and experiences.
The importance of diversity in literature is even more critical when considering the demographics of my students. In this vein, I've developed a library wish list with books that center around themes of identity, diversity, emotions & feelings, and friendship & kindness. Students will have the opportunity to listen to these books during story time and read them independently throughout the day.
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