As a teacher at a low-income and high poverty area, I notice my students are faced with both good and challenging situations. To help them overcome the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. All the students at my school want a chance to enhance their learning and reach for the stars.
"It's not about what it is.
It's about what it can become."
Many of them are being raised in foster care, single-parent homes, or with a close relative. The demographics in the areas where they live are not conducive to acceptable learning. When my students walk in my door, I want them to identify their exceptional characteristics, develop positive self-esteem, and feel they are cherished. I want them to know that my classroom is a heartfelt, inspiring, and encouraging environment where creativity is encouraged through self-expression and imagination.
My students want to experience their learning using hands-on activities. When I provide an atmosphere of involvement, their learning increases tremendously. Your donation will help give us the materials to make great thinkers and make learning fun.
Beginning our school day with morning tubs and socialization has been wonderful. My students come in ready to catch up with friends and ready to explore. We have been in school approximately 8 weeks and I feel like the students have been through all of our manipulatives. They enjoy the hands-on activities so much and I enjoy using them for morning tubs, centers, math manipulatives and rewards. My students would show a new level of creativity. If given the opportunity to explore and build with the Creature Builder sets, I can only imagine the creatures they can make!!
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