Our school is in the southwest of Houston near Brays Bayou, last year many students' homes were severely affected by the Hurricane Harvey. They are nevertheless resilient and hardworking, creative and talented.
About 88% of students receives free-and-reduced price lunch, 68% are English Language Learners (ELL) — newcomers to this country.
Some of my students speak no English at all. Their home languages include Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Igbo, Kirundi, Farsi, Urdu and Cantonese/Mandarin. But I hope to provide them with the best support that I can give and the opportunity to explore technology-based learning and enrichment.
As their math teacher with diverse students, my goal is personalize learning to this diverse cohort.
Because my classroom is in a temporary portable building, the space is very limited and jammed. The organizers will allow me to lay out more station materials and open more stations at once. They will allow my students to have a variety of choices in different activities to learn.
The chairs in my classroom are all attached to the desks, thus i could not use them for small group instructions.
The stools will allow 5 students to sit with me at the kidney table for small group instructions without being crammed in a tight space.
Lastly, the printing papers will be used to print classroom handouts. The poker cards will be used for multiplication and division exercises.
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