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New ESL Math Teacher in Need of Manipulatives & Supplies
My students need math manipulatives, math games and a document camera that will allow for more visually stimulating lessons.
In the past year, our population of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) at my high school has more than doubled, which has increased my class sizes and assignments as an ESL Teacher. This year, in addition to teaching English, I've been asked to take on our ESL Math Program.
As an ESL Teacher, I am not provided with a set curriculum like many mainstream teachers.
While this allows me the freedom to create all of my own lessons and thematic math units, it also becomes an extremely daunting task with a lack of supplies.
70% of my ELL population is refugees, often with struggling pasts and interrupted learning. Frequently, it is misperceived that math is a universal language, and as a result, many people believe that my ELLs will struggle less in math. On the contrary, many of my students struggle in multiple subject areas as a result of their continuing efforts to improve their English. The academic language in all subject areas, and especially math, pose struggles for my learners. By providing a more hands on, interactive and visually stimulating approach to learning math, I hope to bridge this learning gap.
As a new ESL Math Teacher, my classroom is in dire need of math manipulatives and supplies in order to help me create more engaging lessons. In addition, all of my students will greatly benefit from a document camera. My students love any opportunity to go to the whiteboard, so this visual aid will also provide a unique opportunity for peer tutoring and learning.
I am confident in saying that I have some of the most hardworking, dedicated and respectful students who are so appreciative of the education they receive and who are so eager to learn.
I hope that you can help me to create a math learning environment that matches their zeal for learning.
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