My school is made up of all ethnicities that come together to form a strong and proud school community. One hundred percent of the students in the school receive free breakfast and lunch. As an educator, I do my best to support my students and ensure that every child is receiving a well-rounded education. I find it imperative to build a strong relationship with each student and to model positive characteristics for them each day in order to effectively prepare them for their future.
My students need a lot of tender love and care and my goal is to make their classroom a place where they feel comfortable, accepted, and loved.
Every day, I support students who have multiple learning disabilities and students who struggle both academically and behaviorally. My goal is to build on their reading, writing and organizational skills in any way I can, and to minimize everyday difficulties the students may face. My students are eager learners that do truly want to succeed; they just need more classroom tools and resources to reach their full potential.
Reading ability is a big predictor of other academic success. Unfortunately, many students in my school are not reading at an appropriate grade level.
Research shows that the ability read allows students to be more successful in all subject areas.
This ability aids immensely as students get older and the content they are learning gets harder. For example, in 4th grade, most of the math is in the form of word problems. Students who were previously successful in math can have hard time-solving word problems due to the gap in their reading comprehension. "Students who do not read at grade level by 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Reading ability also helps children develop empathy and self-confidence" (eschoolsnews.com).Recent test results from 2017 show that more than 6 out of 10 4th graders in the United States are not reading at grade level. In low-income schools, 8 out of 10 students are not proficient.
My goal is to make students excited about reading again. By creating an area where they can go and read a book of their choice, they will begin to look at reading as enjoyable, and not just a chore that they have to do for school.
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