I have always heard "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" and this is so true for me.
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I teach first grade at a Title I School in Oklahoma. I have been teaching first grade for three years and absolutely love it!
My students are creative, clever and very active! They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and 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.
My students are expected to learn multiple reading skills throughout their first grade year. Some of the skills they are expected to learn are reading comprehension, cause and effect, story elements, sequencing, author’s purpose, and point of view. I want to provide a variety of different stories and reading experiences throughout the year that will help them master those skills.
Stories such as The Mermaid and Honey, Honey, Lion will help promote a deeper understanding of the literary skill being taught.
Other requested titles Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion, Maddi's Fridge, The Great Spruce, Real Cowboys, Amazing Grace, Hoot and Peep, Penguin in Peril, and Jabari Jumps.
I want my students to develop a love for reading and have the opportunity to explore different texts. A lot of the books I have asked for aren’t the typical early childhood books they are used to, meaning they are new and exciting to my students.
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