My students need a class set of the book, "A Boy No More", and a class set of the book, "Boy at War", to integrate reading with our social studies standards. These books make learning much more fun.
Can you imagine going back in time? These books I have requested will help my students to vicariously live the lives that children did in the past. It helps them to know what life was like, how children endured the hardships in order to just survive. It also helps them to appreciate the life they have now.
My students mostly come from a low economic background.
There is very little parental support. Most of the students come from single-dwelling homes, which many of those are on welfare. The others are either separated or have no child support for their children. This makes their jobs harder.
In essence, these children look at me as a second mother. I'm here to instill everything possible that I can in these 180 days. Helping these students to know and enjoy learning and reading is essential for them to survive in the real world.
I have requested a class set of the book, A Boy No More, and a class set of the book, Boy at War, so I can integrate reading with our social studies standards. These books will enlighten my student's lives and education in ways they have not had the opportunity.
They will learn how to read better and read with enthusiasm as they vicariously relate to the characters in the book. Students will be able to take the books home and read, whereas the opportunity has been little to none before. Parents will be able to help and support their child with these books that they haven't had the opportunity to buy.
To those of you who came from a deprived environment, you can relate to these children in no uncertain terms.
These children will have advantages that others won't get, and parents will be able to provide support to their child and give them something that they otherwise thought impossible. Their dreams to come true - their children to soar with an education that they thought would never come into fruition.
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