The students in my classroom are extraordinary learners. They are curious and are always using their hands and hearts to explore learning. My students come from a very diverse community, we are a Title 1 school so we have students with all different backgrounds. This year my students are in a Young Scholars class, exploring and mastering curriculum at a faster pace than same-aged peers.
The students in my class may need less repetitions than most kids their same age to master academic skills, but they still have the same social and emotional needs as appropriate to their developmental level.
In my classroom the students explore all areas of curriculum, but mostly through literature and expository books to help gain a better insight to themselves and other people of the communities and values of the world.
These books will help build our social and emotional library in the classroom. By reading aloud and having discussions or writing time about the themes in these books and the characters' choices will help my students gain important social/emotional background information to help them make more positive choices for themselves, and hopefully others. For example, when reading the book "When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry", we will be able to discuss that all emotions are valid, but the way we react or reflect can have an impact on ourselves and others. Another example could be when reading "The Busy Body Book" we will be able to discuss how each part of our body plays important roles in helping or hurting other parts of our body, including being mindful towards oneself and others, the five senses, and how the brain works.
We will be able to create the positive social and emotional environment necessary to be successful learners by having books to help guide our learning.
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