Students in my kindergarten classroom are amazing learners and relish experience with eyes brightened when exposed to new learning. We are a Title One and Language Academy School, which provides our community with a diverse group of kids with diverse life experience. Often, these kids are new to our country, have limited English, or limited resources. Their amazing life experience teaches me daily and I love being able to share with them educational experiences as well. My teaching philosophy centers on helping students learn content in many ways, including art, hands-on exploration, and music. I find that engaging students in their academic standards in a real way helps them find a passionate drive to learn. I am lucky to set these kids off on their road to education and am proud to have kids leave my walls loving to learn.
When a child experiences homelessness, things are confusing and unclear.
This trauma impacts social understandings and the ability to learn, creating a gap in academic achievement and social development.
Children at this young age can benefit from regular conversations that develop empathy for others, help build resilience to trauma, and directly teach social skills that can be impacted with homelessness. The books in this project have been selected to help guide important conversations that normalize a child's experience and allow everyone to thrive while developing a strong community of kindness.
It's decisions, not conditions, that determine our destiny.
With these books on the shelves, we can help provide the opportunity to thrive for homeless students.
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