We are a team, a crew, a family of 31 collaborators with mixed needs and abilities. No matter how you describe it or look at it, we are together. We are the future. On a day-to-day basis, we are learning lifelong skills of patience, tolerance, and acceptance of one another. Learning takes time, but we will reap the rewards of learning, growing, and playing together. Our determination of teamwork will make the dream work! My students' academic capabilities range from on-grade level to below in all content areas. We are a small public school with grades K-5 composed of mixed income and backgrounds.
Make a difference, make our day, make our future.
I have been teaching amazing, vibrant and remarkable third graders for quite some time. It never fails - year after year they enter the classroom ready and rip-roaring to go. This exuberance wears off onto me. I need to be able to take my learners into the next generation of learning. Change is inevitable, and instilling a love and need for education and learning is essential. It is something that I am on board with. Are you?
My third grade students crave being read to, they applaud when we finish reading a book, and cheer after I read to them. We need a variety of quality literature that opens up a whole new world of discussion about life's lessons, tolerance, acceptance, understanding... For example put yourself in the character's shoes. How would you react? What is the author's message? You name it, we will discuss it.
Will you tug at our heart strings?
To experience kids clapping, cheering, and talking after reading a book definitely tugs on your heart strings.
With quality books, we will also take it to another level. What level is that you ask? We identify the parts of speech from a sentence in the book. For example, we identify nouns, verbs or adjectives in the book. We discuss how we would edit, revise the sentence adding descriptive words and phrases.
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