What makes my students special? Their potential! I see future computer programmers, doctors, engineers, dentist, musicians, artists, teachers, aid workers, botanists, etc.
My students have the resiliency and integrity to be the leaders of the 21st century.
They are eager learners and will make the 21st century a century of great discoveries for obstacles facing mankind such as: cures for diseases, colonizing space, protecting our ozone, ending droughts and starvation, etc... Many of my students have environmental obstacles like low social economics, poor housing, insufficient positive role models, lack of basic needs such as a coat or a pencil. Yet, they overcome and rise. They enter my classroom daily with a smile and a need to learn. They want to make the world a better place for themselves and the future.
I was the same as my students at one time. I was a foster student in the same city and knew words like: fear, hunger, poor, and pain. I knew I was a stereotype, but thanks to teachers and their introduction to literature I learned about other worlds around me, to have integrity and be resilient.
It is time to replace the old rug in our classroom. We are in need of a new rug which can accommodate up to 29 students comfortably.
In our classroom the rug area is vital to our sharing and learning day.
Most students enter second grade with the experience of sitting on a rug for lessons and story time so it is a place of fun memories.
I would like to continue this experience in class and make an area in the room where we can create our second grade memories thus I chose a rug with a large tree on it; which will bring the outside in on rainy and cold days.
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