More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need three new audio books, a class set of "Number the Stars", and a small group set of "Baseball in April".
College bound if the right donor is found!
I am a fifth grade teacher in a Title I school. My students come from various backgrounds and fifty-six percent of our students receive free or reduced lunch. My class is a special education and Early Intervention inclusion classroom. I, like many other teachers, spend a lot of time and money trying to purchase things that will engage my students and/or create a warm, welcoming learning environment.
Many of my students have been reared by single parents, who are doing their best to keep food on the table, a roof over their head, and clothes on their back. When it comes to bedtime, single parents are worn out. Therefore, most of the time, bedtime stories did not exist. Children need to hear other people read for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
I have asked for several classic fifth grade books, the audio books, as well as the teacher resources. The "Listening Library" will give students who do not read on grade level, the opportunity to hear grade level text. They may not be able to read it, but they can hear it and see it and then it becomes familiar. There are ways to close the gap---we just have to be creative.
Just today I talked to my fifth graders about college and not all them realized that it was a viable option for them. Their faces light up when I told them they could all go to college if that is a goal they set and strived for. Jump aboard, this train is leaving and we won't stop until we've succeeded!
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