We have a very diverse population at our school. I have taught students from Egypt, Poland, Lebanon, Mexico, and the list goes on and on. We welcome diversity at our school. Twenty five percent of our school's population is Hispanic and a third are low income families.
There are different social economic levels represented at our school; we have families below the poverty line and some who are world travelers.
I work very hard to allow students to share their cultural backgrounds with one another. Students are receptive to new ideas and experiences from their classmates.
Third grade is fun, adventurous and filled with a lot of firsts. Third grade is typically the year where students are introduced to textbooks for the first time. The whole concept of collaboration is new to third graders, but an idea they will use the rest of their lives. There are more: cursive, multiplication and division in math, reading chapter books and meeting in groups to discuss the book. The challenging, new aspects of third grade are the state tests.
With these new books, I will teach my third graders vocabulary, figurative language, and the love of reading.
Reading in third grade is make or break. Up to the end of third grade, we are teaching students how to read. By the time they enter fourth grade they transition to reading to learn. By donating to my project, you will not only help foster a love of books, but for learning. This book is interactive. One of the big ideas that goes along with this book is to put on a vocabulary parade. A vocabulary parade is where a student picks a new word and has to dress up like the new word and we do a parade around the school. This book is unique as it will help students grow in reading. Again, the best way to increase reading ability is to read more, help my class read a new book this year.
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