Nelson Mandela once stated, “education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world”. My goal is to create a classroom where my students receive the tools to change the world. I will educate 75-100 students; in which all come from low-income families, half of them are English-Language-Learners or have been placed in SPED classes.
My mission is to strive to find the leader in all students.
Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths; sometimes, all it takes is exposure or motivation. That exposure and motivation will come from creating a classroom environment that makes them feel valued and respected; while being the center of their learning.
My students define "beating the odds", although they come from low income communities they still continue to work hard in school especially during a pandemic year. My students have displayed GRIT and Dedication to being successful. Nonetheless, they have big dreams! They dream of graduating and reaching their full potential. With your help, we can acquire the tools and skills to reach those goals
The materials listed will help create a classroom where students can rethink mathematics by connecting their culture and their interests. Future Lessons will include the following: student-centered learning, projects, games, stations, anchor charts etc.
The materials will create an exploratory classroom where students will use critical thinking skills to solve questions related to Pythagorean theorem, surface area, and volume, conducting surveys to create trend lines, and creating a real-world budget to support financial literacy.
The snacks on my list would help my students that are often hungry before and after lunch. The markers, colored pencils, and constructions paper would allow my students to create projects to show their mastery of the 8th-grade math materials. The measuring tape and rulers will be used in exploratory lessons to determine the Pythagorean Theorem and surface area. All of the materials would be used to create an environment where students are the center of their learning
My student's outcome will be to connect their culture and interest into learning and understanding of 8th-grade math. The outcome goal is not just to increase their academic skills but their social and emotional skills; which will equip them with lifelong skills perfect for adulthood.
Help give these brilliant students the tools to be successful!
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