The students we service are predominantly of Hispanic ethnicity and from a low socioeconomic background. Most of our student population derives from non-English speaking families. We have students who are eager to learn, but are lacking background knowledge and foundation skills. Our students also lack self-confidence and are in need of inspirational acts. We believe that our students will benefit greatly if a youth speaker will address them at our school. Unfortunately, the majority of our students have limited experiences as they come from households in which education is not valued. Our hard working parents believe work rather than school is more important. Many students come to school with the presumption that education is not important.
The purchase of these books will enhance my students learning as the books will be incorporated into daily lessons. The books by Stuart J. Murphy are great resources that can accentuate math lessons and provide real-life experiences for students lacking background knowledge of math concepts.
Other books such as "What To Do With An Idea" will be paired with character education lessons that will promote social-emotional learning.
All books will be also be included in our class library and available for all students to read.
Ability to read has been a predictor of future success. Students will be able to access more books of student interest in the class. New books will encourage students to keep reading!
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