As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.
Many of them are being raised in single-parent households or by grandparents. The majority of students receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
I work in a low income, high poverty school. Because of this, many of my students do not come to school with the necessary supplies to be successful in class.
These supplies will create an atmosphere of learning for my students because everyone will have all the supplies needed to have a great school year!
With the dry erase boards, the students will practice their math facts without wasting paper. The crayons, glue, and pencils will available to all students whenever they are needed. In short, all of my students will be able to focus on their education, not the lack of supplies!
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