My classroom is made up of about 50% ELLs (English Language Learners). My students come from many different backgrounds and come together daily to be as successful in school as possible. My students participate daily in center-based instruction. I am able to best teach in this environment because I am able to fully address each child's individual needs. Providing small group instruction has allowed my students to work together with each other to practice and extend their learning.
My students are hard-working, thoughtful, and kind individuals who are always surprising me with their unique viewpoints and support for one another.
I am truly blessed to spend my days with them and learn from them each day.
Our classroom library is many of my students favorite place in the classroom. Students love to take a good book and sit on the bench and read with a friend or independently. This year my students have a real love for non-fiction books. National Geographic books are a fan favorite in this second grade classroom! Not only do they offer a wide range of topics, they also come in different levels so all students are able to access the information.
Developing a love of reading truly is the key to making great gains in reading development.
I have found that once a student finds something they are interested in, they're reading progress truly soars! My students have voiced the many different topics they would love to read about, so this project will help me grant them their literacy wishes! I also included some great Social Emotional texts to add to our library to help students build upon their emotional regulation skills, motivation, social skills, and more.
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