I teach language arts to 63 second-grade students from diverse backgrounds. All of the students at my school receive a free breakfast and lunch daily. Some of the students also receive food backpacks for the weekends. Many of my students are learning to speak English as their second language.
My students come to school eager to learn every day.
They are very appreciative of kind gestures and support. Sadly, students attending high-poverty schools are often not privy to the support and generosity that their counterparts in wealthier schools receive.
I am requesting these supplies for my students to use at home with their families. Parents are eager to help their children learn at home, but often don't know how, nor do they have the resources to make learning fun and effective.
I will invite my ten most struggling readers and their parents to attend a "How to help your child succeed" workshop.
During this after school workshop I will show parents fun ways to help their children develop sight word fluency. I will show them how to play the popcorn game and how to use the flash cards to make learning at home meaningful and fun.
The last workshop I hosted was a huge success! I am seeing big gains in achievement from those students who attended. I know this workshop will also be beneficial to students.
Thank you for reading about ways to help my students and their parents develop literacy skills at home.
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