Teaching in a low-income community comes with its challenges, but my students work through the tough times to come out on top! My students are amazing! They come from such diverse backgrounds, but come together to be one learning community. They are helpful, loving and enthusiastic about learning. My students come from working-class families who put forth as much effort as they can when it comes to their children's education. However, this is not always enough for our classroom to have all we need for success.
Third grade is a growing year.
The students in my class have a wide range of abilities and it is my job to help bridge the gap between the cans and the can nots. We work together, as a community, to build each other up and not leave anyone behind. We are all in this together!
The students in my class are mostly African-American and Hispanic. Many come from a single parent household, and from living environments that are not always the safest. I want for my students to be excited to come to school, not only for a safe place to be; but also because of all the learning that is occurring daily.
The students in my class love to read a variety of materials. However, they do not always get the chance due to the limited selection of books we have in our classroom library.
Choosing books at an apporopriate level for the students, gives them a higher success rate.
I want the stindents in my class to have every chance at success, as they can get! With these new books, the children will get more of a variety of reading materials at their reading level.
Our current school library has been a hit or miss all year, and our classroom library (older books) Is not leveled. My students deserve to be reading books that are manageable for their comprehension level, and are interesting at the same time.
If we were to receive these materials, the classroom library would be getting the face lift that it needs. I would also, be able to sort out the older titles that the students are not connecting with. Which, in short, means more of the books would be circulating through more students!
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