As a teacher in a high poverty, low income school, I look for ways to enrich the learning of my students. My students come from varying economic backgrounds and cultures. I try to pique their interest and encourage their love of learning, while celebrating their individuality.
Unfortunately, our area was hit by Hurricane Michael this year.
Many of our students were asked to evacuate their homes and lost many of their possessions. Currently I still have one student living in a hotel. I am trying to maintain a supportive environment for these children to feel safe and forget about the devastation around us at least for the time they are at school.
My students are eager and enthusiastic learners! I try to reach them through various modalities and encourage them to be creative and thoughtful problem solvers. Reading and math are essential to success in education so I try to motivate them to challenge themselves especially in these areas.
These small group support materials will inspire my students to practice the skills necessary to help them improve and succeed in reading. My students need materials to maintain engagement and become excited about reading.
I want to encourage independence and the love of reading.
By providing these individual and small group station activities, my students will be able to work both independently and with others to improve their reading skills.
By working in small groups, my students will be more engaged and less disruptive to their classmates. They will also be able to practice life skills such as taking turns, cooperation, and discussion when working in these small groups.
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