My students are very resilient! Almost all of my students come from low-income households and are met every day with challenges ranging from broken families to difficult living conditions. Despite this, my students come to school excited to learn new things.
Our school borders a Native American Indian reservation and 96% of our students are Navajo.
All of the students at our school receive free lunch and breakfast. The students are hard working, and despite many hardships, they have continued to make great gains academically. Our teachers are very dedicated and provide many of our much needed materials out-of-pocket.
Many of my students' families do not have the means to travel and see the United States or the world, they do not get the opportunity to experience what is going on outside of their own local community. Their families, in general, do not watch the news or keep up with current events. My students are not aware of the many historical changes, technological and health care advances, and political debates that are taking place in the world today. The Scholastic News magazines will help my students become aware of other people, other cultures, other nations, and people who think differently.
Reading the Scholastic News magazines will help build their reading skills, but it will also help them develop a sense of citizenship in the world, and a desire to be accepting of differences.
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