A little bit about our school's background: Our school is really special, but I may be biased. I was born and raised in this small town. I decided this was the place I wanted to come back to, to really make a difference. This is a rural, poor area but filled with good, hardworking folks.
Not many teachers can say this, but I truly care about every single one of my students.
They are wonderful, (sometimes frustrating) beings. Students at this school really deserve the best. Unfortunately, they do not always receive this. It seems that the State is more focused on larger, wealthier public and charter schools. Our school is left in the dust. It is a shame because these kids will be our future, and to me they represent a wonderful possibility.
My goal is to make my students feel special and feel deserving. It is a difficult goal on my current wages. If this project is funded, it will change our school.
The Silk Road and its history is very intriguing, especially for my 7th grade students. Learning about the Silk Road and its effects are an important part of our curriculum. It is the part that I have found my students to be the most interested in. I have a fun-packed lesson, filled with mapping, reading, and Silk Road board games.
My students come from a high poverty area and we do not have enough to consistently meet their needs, receiving any additional resources in the classroom give my students an essential boost.
In the past, Chengli and The Silk Road Caravan, has supplied the extra, in my Silk Road lessons. However, we do not have enough to go around, which will in turn lead to the discardment of this pivotal part of the lesson.
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