I have a class of 30 5th graders in a large urban area.
5th grade is a huge growing experience for students, and I do my best to ensure that they are prepared for middle school, high school, and beyond.
To do this to the best of my ability, I would like to ensure that all students have the necessary supplies to succeed in class.
When the students are equipped with the proper supplies, they are more excited about their learning and engaged in class.
Amina's Voice, A Long Walk to Water, and Fish in a Tree are three very different stories about three very different characters.
Students should be able to see that even though people may look different, speak a different language, or live in a different country, they can still relate to the struggles that these characters go through.
I want my students to see the beauty in diversity. I also want my students that are not usually represented in classroom books to finally see themselves represented. Learning about diversity will show students that even though our differences make us unique, the experiences we go through in life and the lessons we learn connect us all.
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