My class consists of 24 second grade students who are eager to learn. We are based in the Silicon Valley in San Jose. As a Title I school, the majority of the students are English Language Learners and qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch (87% of the school). These students have a drive to learn but do not always receive the home support and resources they need in order to be successful. My students deserve the best educational experience and a safe and supportive environment for their growth. Help us give these children everything they deserve!
Every day in class, the students are engaged in literacy centers that help them practice fundamental skills such as writing, reading fluency and comprehension, phonics, and word work. While students are focused on these activities, I am pulling small guided reading groups that are differentiated by level. One of our class centers is Technology. During this time, students practice literacy skills using a computer based program called Lexia. Another center is Listen to Reading where students are listening to stories being read aloud to them through Epic or Scholastic News. At other times, we also use the iPads and computers for typing practice and math skills on Zearn. It is crucial for headphones to be used on either the iPads or computers so that students can concentrate on their own learning and not distract others around them. Some students can bring their own from home, but not all can afford to do so. We have access to some at school, but at this point of the year, they need to be replenished. Please help us personalize our learning! Thank you so much for taking an interest in our class!
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