My students live in a rural Utah town in a low-income neighborhood. Hard working parents often don't know how to support learning at home. Frequently the effects of poverty manifest in a child's ability for focus and tune out distractions.
My students love learning and are committed to building a better future through hard work and practice!
Title I schools face the challenges of poverty that other schools do not. Research is documenting the impact that poverty has on education. At least 51 percent of students in our school receive free or reduced-price meals. Another third of them are native Spanish speakers. My students need a school that understands their special challenges and provides for it.
Sharing a passion for lifelong learning is my underlining goal for these children. Having curiosity for the world and how everything fits together is so important for these students. Education pushes children to explore abstract concepts. Filling a classroom with ideas that stimulate curiosity and motivate learning is a never-ending challenge.
Most Fifth graders have got the phonics of English down. We can decode and chunk words well. What many of us still need is to make meaning out of each word in order to follow the arch of the story. The younger grades are learning to read, but the upper grades -- Read. To. Learn. Without comprehending the words of the sentence and how they relate to the paragraph and chapter, students will not understand. We are requesting books by our local author, Jessica Day George, and origami paper for literacy goal setting reminders!
Children need a wide variety of books to pique their interest and inspire them to read.
Comprehension comes from repeated practice as students determine importance of what they read, visualize the story, predict the next step, make connections with their own lives and with other books, and synthesize the whole process.
My project is to get children inspired to make goals and motivate their success with exciting titles. Jessica Day George is a local author who helps motivate students with her imaginative stories. I want my students to feel her enthusiasm and read her books.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Dewey.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Dewey and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.