In spite of my second grade students coming from low income backgrounds, they show incredible resilience and have such a passion to learn. They do an amazing job explaining their thinking and working together as a team. In the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the day, the students are actively engaged in asking and answering questions. The students also thoroughly enjoy reading to a buddy and listening to stories.
These students are creative in their writing and the stories that they read are a huge inspiration.
Almost all of the students are interested in Magic Tree House, Junie B Jones and Mo Willems books such as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and much, much more.
In math, the students also have a solid foundation in their strategies and they are so attentive whenever they are learning something new. Overall, these students are an absolute joy to teach and I'd love your support in helping them to continue to excel in their educational journey.
In my low income school in Springfield, like most schools, paper is a regular part of our every day lives. Often times we use paper to providing struggling readers with graphic organizers or to allow students to show their creativity. Many teachers, especially in the younger grades also print out guided reading texts for the students to take home because they often have very few books of their own. In my classroom the students also look forward to making their own poetry books. This involves a daily poem that the student glues into a composition notebook. Each day, three students are then asked to chose their favorite poem and read it aloud to the class. This helps the students to find enjoyment in reading and to gain confidence in reading out loud to their classmates.
The paper we so desperately need is also used throughout our K-5 elementary school for homework.
By providing the students with homework the students are able to practice what they are learning in class! Homework is also a very helpful tool for understanding what the students know and what they need help with.
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