My children are at a precious, yet critical age. The experiences they have in school now will impact how they feel about school for the rest of their lives. It is so important that they are exposed to fun and engaging learning experiences.
My students attend school in a district that has been in an academic emergency since 2010.
In addition, 99.4% of the children I serve are economically disadvantaged,
and many of them are forced to deal with hardships that we, as adults, could not bear; yet, they smile.
All of the materials that have been requested will be utilized during small group intervention to help build and strengthen literacy skills in children at different levels and with varying abilities.
I discovered this powerful quote "Literacy is a journey, not a race." and it really spoke to me.
Every child learns at a different pace. Every child comes to school with different experiences and backgrounds. My students, whom are all low income, come to school with physical and social emotional needs that must be met. It would not be fair, nor appropriate, of me to teach them all the same.
With these materials, students will get to learn through fun and engaging activities. Just an example of how some of the materials can be used, students will be able to build sight words, cvc words and word family words using play dough and the dough alphabet stamps, the magnetic letters or the alphabet stamps.
In closing, I leave you with this powerful quote from actor Morgan Freeman, "Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty." Help me build that ladder. Help me give my children of poverty, a brighter future.
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