I teach a diverse group of scholars. Our school pulls from several districts, ranging from below poverty to upper middle class. Our school is nestled in the Miami Valley, which was once where General Motors thrived. Now, with all of the plants closed, our families are still struggling to find employment. My scholars range anywhere from pre-k through third grade reading levels.
My school does not have a curriculum for reading, math, science or social studies.
Our parent company refuses to purchase curriculum for our scholars, which is yet another set back for them. So, it is up to the teacher to find lessons that are engaging and meet our state standards.
My scholars love to learn! Each one learns on a different level, where no one puts another down for being different than they are. We have a wonderful time learning and creating together. This year's scholars are truly amazing and I know that we will learn a lot from each other!
We are learning about simple machines throughout the year, how and why they work. Do they really make work easier? What household items can we use to make simple machines? These are just some of the questions that my scholars have asked me.
Why is the sun a star and why is it so close to us and the others are so far away?
How many planets are in our solar system? Is there really a guy names Orion hanging in the stars? These are more excellent questions that my scholars have asked.
I have a few hockey fans in the class and they would like a special hockey inspired area to read and complete their silent work in.
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