Our community of learners are the most sincere students around. We have students with a range of learning disabilities, health impairments and developmental delays that impede learning when compared to same age peers. ADHD, dyslexia, fetal chemical effects and memory deficits are a few of the challenges that these kiddos face. Additionally, our school is located in a very impoverished neighborhood. Our students endure hardships in their personal lives that they bring to school with them. It remains my job to make them feel safe as well as inspire them to learn despite these hardships.
All these challenges do not stop us from getting to work; we all work hard and understand that by persevering with a growth mindset and putting our resources to good use, we will meet our learning growth goals.
We are teaching 8th grade Common Core Standards using the book "Lord of the Flies." It is a very well written book (Golding earned The Nobel Prize in Literature for it) and we are very excited to dive into it. However, in our planning, we realized that we are short 30 copies.
Students should not have to share books!
As it is, our wonderful students are sharing between periods. At minimum each student should be able to read without having another student over his/her shoulder. Help our team give each student his/her own book to read as we learn these valuable lessons.
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