My students are greeted at the door every single morning. They are asked how their day is and they immediately run to greet their classmates. They are reminded throughout the day that they are role models, as they are constantly setting the example for others.
My classroom is full of 26 energetic students who see the bright side in everything they do.
They come from a low-income neighborhood and many from Spanish-speaking families. Although they come from a low-income neighborhood, they have a tremendous amount of potential to be leaders one day!
What is a mentor? A mentor is someone who advises or trains somebody else. My students have been blessed to have been paired with an amazing children's book author, Annie Silvestro through a program called Kids Need Mentors.
Annie has made an incredible impact on my students in the short time she has been mentoring them.
She has shared her stories with them, helped to mold their individual writing pieces, but most of all she has left a tremendous impact on their lives. They get so excited when they see Annie's picture or hear that we will be chatting with her or mailing her our work. They idolize Annie!
Annie will be visiting us on March 1st. I would love to surprise my students with their own copy of her book so that she can personalize it for them to take home. Not only will they have a memory of Annie and our year together, but they will have another book to add to their growing libraries as they grow as readers.
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