I work in a Title I school where most students are from lower-income, immigrant, and single-parent/grandparent households. They come from many backgrounds and speak many languages. All of my students are language delayed and qualify for special education services.
Teaching kids with disabilities requires a lot of love, patience, and enthusiasm.
Like any other child, they want to succeed but learning does not come easy for my kids. Most continue to fight on and some are ready to give up. Sometimes it’s a struggle to keep my speech students motivated and engaged. I am always looking for new opportunities to incorporate fun activities into our lessons and make my classroom a safe and inviting space for learning.
“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” Alfred Mercier
New York City public schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. Not being able to attend school in their physical building is very difficult for my students. We are learning to adjust to remote instructions and working hard to make tele-therapy a successful learning experience. My students and their families are anxious, frustrated, and worried.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
Financial literacy covers many topics. My kids are lacking the background knowledge and basic skills needed to grasp the more complicated concepts. They WANT to become financially literate, but we NEED the materials. Before I teach about making choices, rewards, and finance, my children need to work on their basic skills. To discuss earning, saving, and spending, my students need to understand the meaning of these “fancy” words. Supply and demand in action! The book selection in this curriculum is excellent! My younger and lower level older students will be actively engaged in listening to and discussing each selected book. It will provide kids an opportunity to grow background knowledge, increase their vocabulary, engage in classroom discussions, and reflect on learned concepts and ideas.
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