My students are hardworking and ready to learn! Our K-5 school has a very wide range when it comes to academic levels. Many students read below level. Most of my students are from a home that is considered at or below the poverty level.
My school is one of the highest poverty level schools in my district.
As a dual-language immersion school, we have a very diverse community here. Students will be bilingual and bi-literate by the time they leave elementary school. We are also a designated newcomer school for students who are English language learners. Many languages are spoken at our school.
A 21st Century library not only is a space to check out books, but is a space where we can read together, create, collaborate, and innovate. I envision a space that can truly allow my students to be 21st Century Learners.
My students love to learn about science, math, and engineering. We have been fortunate to have many hands-on STEM supplies to experiment and explore. However, we do not have many books that we can read that relate to STEM concepts. We want to be able to read a book and create our own STEM challenge.
For example, each set of the Graphic Science novels will allow us to explore science in an interesting, engaging way.
With these reading books the possibilities are endless for us to create our own STEM challenges.
The book organization bins will allow us to organize our STEM books for easy access.
The tables will help us create a dedicated STEM space in the library to explore, collaborate, and innovate. Since the tables are dry-erase top students will also be able to draw and plan prior to completed STEM challenges.
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