I teach in a low-income school district. In our building, 77% of families qualify for free or reduced lunches. Despite their many diverse backgrounds, all students in my classroom are supported with love and encouragement by their teachers and families. Families are very supportive of teachers' efforts with their children in our building.
Students come to school eager to learn and find a friend in the caring teachers in their classrooms.
They enjoy the hands on learning environment our school strives to provide! Teachers work hard to prepare lessons and activities in which students can easily relate.
Parents show their support in many ways. We have an excellent turn out of students and parents for our open house, Family Math and Literacy Night, and parent teacher conferences. Parents often ask how they can help their child continue learning at home and often volunteer to help during special events at school and in the classroom.
My students and I are using a new math program this school year! We are excited for the opportunity of hands-on mathematical experiences and learning it will provide. The program encourages making math connections through the use of manipulatives, literature, talking about math, partner work, and critical thinking.
By donating to our project, you will be providing the literature needed to help my students make math connections!
My kindergarten students love learning through literature. They remain engaged in reading and love to help act out stories, which is a great addition to learning. I hope that by using literature as a part of my math instruction I am able to model a love for reading across various subject areas.
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