My students are resilient. They have experienced things that set some adults back, but they continue to look forward to the good. They love life despite what can go wrong with it. They give hugs freely and can't wait to share their life with someone else. They've learned and practice the 5 promises of our school: contribution, commitment to quality, honor and integrity, gratitude, and perseverance.
They make me laugh with their 7 year old insight.
They make me proud with their reading gains. They tickle me pink when they call me out for going to Chick-fil-A again! They encourage me when I see them excited about new ideas and knowledge. They move me when I see them not giving up on a hard task. They motivate me to be better when I see them caring for a friend. They are worth all that I can give them.
When watching videos or playing ka-hoot, students can't always hear with just the laptop speakers. The bluetooth speakers will allow students to maintain engagement in multimedia activities. The speakers are also portable so as our learning moves from room to room, we can take the speakers with us!
Students love reading with the teacher!
I've also included some small group reading passages because students need short passages that they can read while meeting with me. These passages are unique because they have two texts about the same topic; one is fiction, the other non-fiction. This presents my students with an opportunity to analyze texts in different genres without having to begin from zero in terms of comprehension. These texts also come with questions that will push my readers to go back to the text to find the answers; a skill that we adults have conquered through lots of practice. It's their turn to practice now!
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