I am a special education resource room teacher at a Title I school in one of the most diverse zip codes in the country. I provide my students with the additional academic and behavioral support they need to be successful in their general education classrooms.
My students are a wonderful group of kindergarten through fifth grade learners with learning disabilities.
They come to my room for small group instruction in reading, writing, math, and social skills. About three-quarters of my students are also English language learners and thanks to our dual language immersion program, most of my students have the opportunity to learn in two languages every single day! My students depend on engaging learning experiences that meet them at their individual instructional levels and tap into their personal interests to motivate them to persevere. Sometimes factors outside of school interfere with their ability to focus on schoolwork and just be kids, but in my classroom, they should feel inspired and at ease.
My students are creative people. They develop unique and interesting stories and make beautiful artwork to accompany their stories and demonstrate knowledge of subject matter. I want our school community to see this work so that their accomplishments can be recognized and celebrated. Instead of stapling their work to the wall or taping it to butcher paper, I want my students to have a gallery, where their work can be protected, collected as a portfolio (up to 50 sheets store inside!), and made important by putting it in a real picture frame.
The 18 frames will give each of my students a special place to proudly display their work for our school community.
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