My students need a bookcase, Quartet Dry Erase Board, Whiteboard / White Board, Magnetic, 8' x 4', Silver Aluminum Frame (SM538), and bean bag chairs to create a reading space that is comfortable and inviting.
"The ears are not important, it's what's between the ears that matters" (Unknown). When most hear the word deaf they see disability, but I see inclusive culture, vivid language, and feel the strong sense of community that makes up the Deaf culture. My students belong to this culture and it shines within each one of them.
My students have been born into a life of adversity, and have succeeded in spite of it.
The majority of my students come from families that have not learned American Sign Language. This means my students often do not have the ability to communicate fully with their families. They arrive at school language deprived, but eager to learn. They thirst for knowledge and continuously strive to improve. I am inspired by their desire and motivation for learning every day.
My students view reading as something scary, hard, impossible, and uninviting. I want to change their perspectives and show them that reading is not only great for learning, but also something comfortable, enjoyable and rewarding!
I want to create a reading environment that is warm and welcoming for my students!
Being able to create a reading nook for students with comfortable Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chairs, a DIY Adjustable Bookcase that isn't falling apart, and a Quartet Dry Erase Board to share ideas, quotes, etc related to the books they are reading will go a long way in fostering their English growth!
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