My blended second/third grade classroom is filled with students who are new to the country and speak little or no English. They have come from all over the world: El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Chad, Mexico, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Bhutan, Nepal, Cameroon, and Burundi.
Many of them have come from refugee camps and have never had access to quality school supplies and/or materials.
These kiddos are ready to learn and ready to succeed! They come to me with limited or no English and by the end of the year, it is always my hope they will be at or near grade level! "Learning is not a spectator sport, so let's play!"
My students come from all over the world. Currently they come from Liberia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Congo, Brazil, Nepal, Somalia, Ukraine, and Puerto Rico. Because of this, they speak a variety of languages. My job is to teach them English, while also teaching them grade level curriculum. My classroom is in need of storage supplies to help make navigating it easier and more effective for my students.
With items like the storage bins, I will be able to differentiate my teaching to meet the needs of each an every students by giving each student their own book bin with books specifically picked out for their reading level.
The caddies will help students stay organized at their tables as they do the have individual desks.
Everything for this project will help ease the students into the American classroom and help them acculturate smoothly while learning academics, life skills, and social skills.
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