This is my 13th year teaching at the best "little school in the hood that could," as my principal says. We are a low-income and high-minority school. Even though my students may not always have a lot, they do not let that stop them from learning. They always come into my classroom eager and excited to learn.
They are constantly giving me hugs and writing me notes to tell me how much they love school.
I never want this joy and excitement for education to stop. That's why I need to keep finding new ways to keep them motivated and on task. They have so much energy and enthusiasm. I just want to see it channeled in the right way.
I teach 2nd grade at a Title I school. I am always looking for ways to get my students excited about reading.
This year my students have fallen in love with Mercy Watson books, and I want to continue that excitement over winter break.
I would love to be able to give each of my students a Mercy Watson book to read over the holidays. Many of them do not have a lot of reading materials at home.
I also would love to be able to keep a boxed set of Mercy Watson books in my classroom library for my students to enjoy as well as other books by Kate Dicamillo.
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