As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school, I see that my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Every year, I have at least one student who is homeless. I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.
They like to move and read, and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free breakfast and lunch.
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can control their experiences during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
It's hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here! These kiddos have worked hard. We have a few topics to get through and then we can loosen up a little bit.
We are going to finish the year with a Fairy Tales unit!
It is always a favorite. We will review math, compare and contrast stories, build escapes (play-doh) and write our own fairy tales. "Frankly I Never Wanted to Kiss Anyone" goes along perfectly with The Princess and the Frog. They love this story and write their own version of it. They will also write their own version of Snow White as well. To top it off, I have found some fun hands on science/technology/engineering activities to tie in as well. We end it with a bubble salute outside. It will be the perfect way to wrap up the year.
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