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Help me give my students an amazing story and lesson on diversity and acceptance. The book "Seedfolks," by Paul Fleischman is a great story about a vacant city lot that is transformed by the diverse community.
My thirty students this year are a very special group. They are just getting ready to start the year and I'm looking forward to it! This group is very imaginative and inclusive when creating. I really appreciate how they are continuously looking for ways to grow and push themselves to succeed. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of racial diversity in our classroom, but I feel it is crucial to discuss race at every level. They will start strong by learning routines and really looking out for each other. I share a lot about myself with them over the first few weeks of the year and I love the opportunity to learn a lot about them as well. I can't wait to get the year started and read this book together!
Originally constructed in 1965, Stephenson Elementary is a one-story, wood-frame building.
It is a mid-sized school with a total of 40,539 square feet. It has an average enrollment of 310 students and serves grades K-5 on an 8.9-acre campus in southwest Portland. Stephenson offers single-grade classes, two at each grade level. It has a history of high achievement, minimal discipline problems, and an amazing learning environment.
I appreciate you taking the time to look at our project. I've read this book to past classes and it is always a favorite. Unfortunately, I haven't had the funds to purchase a class set and thought this would be a great option. The book "Seedfolks," teaches us to think about others and their struggles to live in a city or diverse community.
Our school does not have a lot of racial diversity but it is a constant conversation and teaching point when I'm putting together lessons and units.
Am I reaching everyone? Is there something I missed? Have I thought about what their lives are like when they aren't at school? How can I bring diversity lessons into a classroom setting? This book right here! This story opens up so many conversations and is an overall powerful read. I really hope we are all able to hold the book in our hands this year. Thanks!
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