If I had to pick two words to describe my class I would use kind and enthusiastic. My students are naturally kind. They are constantly helping and encouraging and complimenting one another. We participate in weekly compliment circles and the students always ask for more. It warms my heart to hear how they talk to each other.
Every time I present them with a challenge they ring out in unison, "Bring it on!".
My students are excited to learn. In my classroom, we don't use the word 'test'. Instead, we call them 'knowledge checks' and it encourages them to view the assessments as an opportunity to show what they know. Anytime I announce we're taking a knowledge check my students instantly cheer. They are an enthusiastic group.
It is my responsibility to present my class with a diverse classroom library. A library should be a mirror and a window so children can see themselves and others reflected in the books they read. As I was picking the books for this project, I was thinking about each of my students.
Now, more than ever, I need to show them that their similarities bring them together and their differences make them unique.
They are so eager to learn and this is my opportunity to present them with different viewpoints. I want them to learn about the struggles and accomplishments of other cultures.
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