I will have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages. Eighty-eight percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number is quickly rising. Half of the students at my school identify as Asian, a quarter identify as African American, fourteen percent identify as Hispanic, ten percent identify as Caucasian, and one percent identify as American Indian. My classroom is rich with diversity and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.
The classrooms in my school are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or diagnosed with special needs.
I co-teach in the classroom with the children that are diagnosed with special needs. It is such a humbling opportunity to work with these kids!
Weekly, I will use the magazines with my students to facilitate conversations about current events to help them become more critical thinkers.
With Scholastic News I can offer opportunities for independent work, group work, whole class instruction - all while meeting the Minnesota literacy and social studies standards.
Students will be able to learn about the world around them and have a voice in the current events that they see happening. There is also an online interactive piece that I will be able to use with my kiddos to work on comprehension questions and practice using non-fiction text features. The online interactive piece will also be a great component for the students to use at home with their families.
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