I have thirty-two amazing students. They love Minecraft, coding, robotics, and their iPads. They amaze me every day with their technical abilities. Greenscreening, LEGO stop motion movies or Garageband, it doesn't matter, my students are always up for a new challenge. We are surrounded by agriculture and my students want more than that.
"If you build it, they will come." (Field of Dreams).
That is what I am trying to do for my students. I have never met a group of children who are more accepting of the differences of others and it is truly amazing to spend my days learning with them. They come to school every day excited to learn, explore, and create the content being taught in my classroom. My classroom is about building skills to get included. Coding and robotics are part of the future and present. I want to give them a chance at both. They deserve it and they want it.
My students need a classroom library filled with children's books of different interests and levels. I read daily to my students, but they need books they can handle and choose for themselves.
I envision the children browsing through the books, finding books they are interested in, and getting excited as they read the words and pictures.
I already have some tubs and bookshelves, but what I need are more books of specific interests. I want to have tubs of books about cultures, traditions, families, weather, and much more. I want the children to take ownership of their learning and search out topics they will be motivated to read. I want to instill a love of books and a love of learning!
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