"Do we have to leave?" Our students are funny, compassionate, and imaginative children that enjoy exploring new skills and developing their literacy skills. They attend an elementary school in the Kensington section of northern Philadelphia.
The room buzzes throughout the day as they laugh, sing, and share with their peers.
They are a thoughtful, loving, and hardworking bunch, excited to learn and grow. While they are motivated by their dreams and engaged by the opportunities presented to them, due to economic challenges within the community, school, and district, our resources are limited. As their teacher, I struggle to provide sufficient and enriching supplies that will support holistic learning. However, at our school, we are resourceful and do with what we have, but our students deserve and require more.
Our students are curious and are very much aware of social issues around them. They are invested in supporting their communities and can do so with more historical context from engaging and inviting texts. The books that I am requesting are both informational and narratives recounting pivotal aspects of American history and current events that are relevant to their lives.
These books will be a springboard for students to not only learn about history, but to inspire and inform their ability to actively participate in their community today and in their adult lives.
Having access to these books will allow my students to use the texts to write informational pieces, and craft projects based on the influential people that they will be researching.
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