Icurrently teach in Chicago Public Schools at the third grade level. My class will be
comprised of a diverse population, mostly minority students from the surrounding community.I will also have special needs inclusion students and students who work
under IEP`s which gurantee mod-
ifications of some kind.
With that having been said, my goal is to target the
interests of each child as best I can. For example, with
the boys I`d like to utilize more non-fiction and informational text as well as
hands on science and math activities.I intend to do quite
a bit of art with the class to foster and promote creativity
that might not otherwise reveal itself. I could really
use art related materials such
as tempera paints, cardstock,
book making materials and glue
etc. For reading, I`d like to incorporate fine arts in the form of plays, readers theatre
and drama. Therefore, I could use props, settings, curtains, a microphone or tape recorder
etc. to enhance this component . Additionally,technology related items would certainly be worthwhile and a great addition for my third graders. We strongly wish for an e-reader, Ipad and mp3 player.