As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.
Despite the many challenges they face, I want to keep things simple and provide my students with a safe and loving environment for learning.
Many of them are being raised in single-parent households or by grandparents 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 time they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their individual 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. By doing this in a loving and positive way, I am hoping to inspire each and every one of my kids to continue learning once they leave my care.
Our classroom library is very limited with accelerated reader books. I am requesting new books that are at my students' independent reading levels. Also, the 4 round soft seats will be comfy for them to sit on while reading. They will allow them to move and read in a space of their choosing!
Young readers must have reading materials available to them and on their reading level to allow them to become successful lifelong readers!
Young, beginning readers will benefit with these new materials. They will become more confident readers when having books available to them that they can be sucessful in reading. This will build self-esteem and a love for learning. Plus they will be comfy reading on their new soft seats.
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