More than a third of students from low‑income households
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My students need 19 basic skill builder books in Math and 45 subscriptions to Time for Kids to build Language Arts skills.
How do you quantify motivation? In an age of tests and numbers, I feel that sometimes we lose sight of what learning really means. In my classroom, I try to transform students with special needs into students with a thirst for knowledge.
Students in my classes face many challenges.
Some of them have health impairments or other learning impairments. Many of them face poverty, and some deal with other difficulties at home. All of them deal every day with high expectations which none of them feel prepared to meet. We are a school in which every student, no matter their emotional or intellectual challenges, is integrated into the general education setting.
It is my goal to create not only a safe space for these students, but an understanding of themselves and the world. I want my students to walk out of my classroom each and every day feeling that they have learned something, and been successful. In order to do this, I have created additional classes during which students will receive interventions, individual help with homework and projects, and study and testing skills.
When students finish their homework and projects, I want to be able to provide them with motivating materials and resources they can work with on their own when I am focusing on another student. Individual reading, especially informational reading, is an area where my students are missing skills. In addition, many of them lack basic math skills.
My students need basic skill builders in math and language arts in order to build and maintain proficiency. I have requested student subscriptions to TIME For Kids magazine and a Must-Know Math Skills book. These resources will greatly help my students to be successful.
Providing current informational reading will help my students gain an understanding of the world and promote student's independent reading skills.
Independent, motivating materials in math will enable students to sharpen their skills, which will increase not only their math skills but their feeling of success in a general education setting.
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