I teach a class of 28 amazing Kindergartners who are eager to learn and deserve endless resources, experiences, and opportunities. They come from different backgrounds, have a wealth of experiences, and have a lot to contribute to our diverse learning community. They are eager for knowledge and engaging opportunities to learn.
I have a very diverse population at my school and in my classroom, with at least 50% learning English as their second language, and I teach at the most diverse school in the nation!
The children delight in activities that engage their minds and bodies, and they look forward to what each day of the exciting kindergarten world brings them! It is my job to inspire and motivate them in a variety of ways in which I reach the whole child.
My district is the #1 most diverse district in California and my school is the #2 most diverse school in California. I love teaching children from all backgrounds, but sometimes I feel like there is so much more that can be done. I would like to supply my classroom library with books that celebrate diversity as well as books that promote acceptance of and respect for people with all kinds of differences, whether it be differences in culture, family life, feelings, personalities, social skills, lifestyles, dress, languages, food, character, and so much more!
What's the best way to teach children that we are all so unique in so many ways but yet we have so many similarities?
Books! I would like such titles as The Invisible Boy, I Am Enough, Be Kind, It's Okay to be Different, Have You Filled a Bucket Today, Whoever You Are, and more! Some of the books I have chosen will help children understand and navigate the difficult world of emotions and social communication skills as well as develop empathy for others. They absolutely love books as much as I do! We learn so much through the magic of books!
I would like some diverse dolls for the kids to play with so that they know that children of all colors are beautiful and important.
The small request of art supplies including colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, glue sticks, and organizational trays for art will help me organize and prepare for our multicultural art lessons, which we do throughout the year as we celebrate the children and important historical characters, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. We have many colored pencils, but our current pencil sharpener eats up all of our colored pencils.
Let's celebrate diversity at a young age to teach them for life!
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