My school is located in downtown Indianapolis. It has a high percentage of children from low-income families. Being a teacher in a low income and high poverty area, my students come in at a disadvantage and further behind than other students in more affluent communities.
Despite my students' hardships, they constantly remain enthusiastic, curious learners!
They crave a community and love working with their peers.
Each day we come together as a team in a community circle. This is the time when we bond together as a community and take on challenges together. My mission each day is to create an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, loved, and cared for daily.
These "Fairy Tales", "Folk Tales" and "Famous Inventors" kits will make a difference in my students' learning by allowing them to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math in our literacy units.
They will be able to work in powerful partnerships to practice experimenting, problem-solving, and adapting to solve the problems for the characters in these stories.
These STEM materials will allow my students to have hands-on experience with the literature they are discovering. These kits will also provide the ability for my students to build resilience amongst each other as they encounter challenges and try and apply new strategies and solutions to solve.
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