Help me give my students a positive outlook on their sometimes slow progress. I run an instagram for my kiddies, and we are going to start making our own visuals as well as updating pictures of accomplishments.
My students are classified as ESL or English as a second language students. These students are some of the hardest working individuals you'll ever meet.
My kids get up, come to school, do their best to assimilate into a culture they don't come from, and be successful in a system that consistently makes them prove their worth.
They wake up well before dawn to make the trek to our school and receive an A+ education. I know what you're thinking; this isn't your grandparent's education, where someone has to walk three miles in the snow to learn. The simple fact is, for some of our students, it is.
They come to school every day with a smile on their face and a can-do attitude. They put their all into their work, and they have blessed me with a new perspective. I come to school excited to give my all to a group of kids who would never give me less.
In my class, every little comma counts. My students are going from not speaking, reading, or writing a language, to performing fully and composing essays as well as writing in said language.
Every moment is one that should be celebrated, every step a success.
I have a group of kids who celebrate these moments and help me by publicizing the success of their group. A camera is the next step up!
The last project that we created was making our very own quilt. We celebrate their comprehension of the story, "Everyday Use" by creating a quilt of our own filled with our memories, ideas, and dreams. We then did as Dee would have done, and we hung it up for all to see. The students had an opportunity to dive into their goals, understand tone, usage, and elevate their vocabulary in a fun, inventive, assignment.
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