My classroom is filled with hardworking and kind students, and I am honored to be called their teacher! This year my students have a special advantage as I have been their teacher for two years now. I taught them in 2nd grade and now again in 3rd. I have strong relationships built with their families and have attended many of their sporting events, and we were able to start instruction quicker during the back to school season since our routines were already established last year. These students are going to soar. With your help, I know we can cheer these kiddos on to social and academic success and bring some fun back to the classroom! In regards to our school, 100% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch in our building due to many of our families falling below the poverty line. We are located right outside of Harrisburg city, in Central Pennsylvania.
Students need access to quality mentor texts for our new and improved writers workshop! Mentor texts are used as models for comprehension and writing strategies. Our current classroom library has many strong mentor texts for reading (not math) and most of these texts are written by white authors with white characters. My classroom has many different types of students and their unique cultures need to be celebrated and embraced during our read aloud story times. Some of the books in this DonorsChoose.org project will be used as mentor texts for math and social-emotional lesson, and others will help diversify our classroom library with new genres and cultures represented.
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