The majority of my students come from low income, single parent homes. Unfortunately, many of the parents are uneducated and not able to help their children develop reading skills. On the first day of school, more than 90% of the students that entered my classroom were not reading at grade level.
My students are hard working and goal oriented, they just need materials that will help them to develop the skills they need in order to achieve their academic goals.
I believe that helping our library will impact the lives of students. The library is an integral part in our students lives. A lot of our students don't have access to their own books and I want to provide students with resources.
Today's classrooms are made up of learners with diverse backgrounds. It is so important that teachers and educators help students to respect one another and make an effort to learn about each other's cultures. Stories about diversity like, “The Runaway Wok” and “Abuela’s Birthday,” teach valuable lessons of respect and understanding. Also, books like “Yard Sale” and “Those Shoes” can help students living in poverty learn that they are not alone in the world.
Quality children's books help to create a sense of tolerance and respect for other students.
By donating to this project, you will be creating a conversation within my classroom that will help students understand each other's backgrounds. This literature will help students be more kind and considerate to each other by making an effort to understand each other.
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