Help me give my students an opportunity to make distance learning the best it can be. With important materials like well-loved read alouds and math manipulatives, I hope to keep my students engaged and excited about distance learning.
When I walked out of my classroom on May 13, it was nearly impossible to foresee what the upcoming weeks (now months) would be like. My 3rd graders left with backpacks stuffed with library books, math manipulatives, dry erase boards, writing utensils, workbooks and notebooks, and more
With this project I hope to prepare for the best and worst case scenarios: that we will return to school on August 4, or that we will continue distance learning in the 2020-2021 school year.
The materials requested will benefit both myself as I attempt to make a "home classroom" and my students as they continue to tackle the challenge that is distance learning.
Last year I made the move from New York City to the greater Atlanta area--specifically, Marietta, GA. From day one, I was immediately surrounded with support and guidance from those around me. It became quite clear that A.L. Burruss is a place many happily call "home".
There is a strong sense of pride in Burruss' diverse community; with that in mind, it is my goal to provide equitable opportunities to the students in my class - whether they are at home or sitting in front of me in a classroom.
In light of COVID-19, students, teachers, families, and schools across the country have been greatly impacted. When ALB initially closed, teachers scrambled to pack students up and send them home with any supplies that might be needed during "distance learning".
As students (hopefully) return to the classroom next year, there is no doubt in my mind that there will be an even larger "gap" that needs to be filled. I am hoping to be able to renew resources in the classroom that will provide a more equitable learning experience for students.
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