I teach at a Title 1 school (which means a majority of the students qualify for Free and Reduced Meals -FARM -low income) We are a very diverse school with about 70% English Language Learners (EL students). I will have about 27 students in my Third grade classroom next year with a very high population of Special Education students. We are also a very transient population which means new students enroll often. I am also in charge of the Bow Tie Club which is for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade African America male students that need leadership skills. They meet with me weekly for lessons and team building skills. We do a lot with mental health and yoga meditation. In the entire third grade, we do a lot “classroom transformations.” We set the room up for a day/week of learning in cool themes to get them engaged. TPT is perfect for us to buy products to keep our students engaged. Please help our classroom become the best it possibility can.
I will be purchasing items like engaging Math centers, inspirational bulletin boards, at home activities to do with their families, word wall vocabulary words, and Language Art activities during reading groups. Each of these items will impact my students in a positive way and will also help me as the educator from spending a lot of money out of my own pocket (I do that anyways, but anything helps for sure).