My students come from a neighborhood where there is crime, violence, drugs, mental illness, trauma, homelessness as well as poverty. Many of our scholars exhibit the symptoms of trauma - indeed many have seen or experienced violence and crime first-hand.
Most of my students are awarded free breakfast and lunch and come from low income and immigrant families.
We teachers sometimes don't have the supplies that we need to ensure that our scholars are all on a level playing field. Any amount you give towards this purchase will be truly appreciated!
One thing that derails a lesson is the lack of specific supplies needed. Today our lesson was derailed by the lack of pencils to write with and erasers. I’m not sure where pencils go in my classroom, but I thought I’d sharpened enough for the day. Apparently, we had run out of pencils. We desperately need more!
Upcoming in Math, our scholars will be learning to tell time and will also be learning to work through problems involving elapsed time.
Having a large clock will help me model examples for the children and allowed them to demonstrate what they have learned.
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