Joyce A. Myers once said, "A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." I teach twenty fourth grade students in a school district everyday. They are full of energy and generally look forward to coming to school everyday.
Every single one of my students have a dream for their life, and it's my job to facilitate that dream.
This group of students are
respectful, kind, and hardworking. Three weeks into school and we have already created a loving community!
Teaching and learning requires many resources. Some supplies are obvious, others not so much. Manila folders, for example, are used in our class for students to keep track and hold their data, tests, and progress monitoring pages. This helps them track their own progress, which aids in taking responsibility of their own learning. Here is a fact, an engaged student in my class loves their anchor charts on the bright colored paper! It's so much better than a boring white anchor chart with black ink. Students really do care about the novelty of colored paper.
There's a tremendous amount of behind the scene supplies that makes a classroom successful.
Dreamers in the classroom have to be led, engaged, and inspired. This task becomes much more attainable with the right stuff!
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