I am a first year teacher in Artesia, NM. I will be teaching 1st grade and I am very excited to meet my incoming students and get to teach them! School starts in August, but I know that I'll have roughly 23 students. The school I am at is Title I, which means that at least 35% of the students need free or reduced-price lunch.
Although I haven't met my students, I am so excited to teach them and know I will love them.
The student body is mostly made up of children who are within walking distance to the school. The population of the school is 500 and the cities population is 11,000. Kindergarten is contained in another building so first grade is the beginning grade at the school. It’s a transition year for my kids and they need materials and resources to make it easier.
I have been moving my classroom stuff from my garage in ABQ, NM to Artesia, NM the past couple weeks. I am excited to create and learning space that is easily accessible and engaging. Since I am a first year teacher, I don't have the classroom furniture I'd like quite yet.
This shelf will allow me to display all of the fun and educational books I have in my room in a neat and organized way.
I have quite a vast selection of books and would love to organize them in a way so that the kids would know what genre the books fall under, will allow access to the books with ease, and for them to keep the books organized.
It has wheels and can easily move the shelves around. They will also be the center of the reading area and allow kids access to these books for reading time and give the students more opportunities to see high-frequency words and more academic language.
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