You guys it’s been a month since this happened! 😍 Words will never quite capture how the resources we’ve received have changed the lives of my students! As I was working with one group of students in stations this morning— I was overhearing Mr. Henderson, our classroom volunteer (the sweetest and kindest elderly man) read with another group of students. “Good night moon... Good night cow jumping over the moon...” These are the moments we live for. This is when lives are changed—in the everyday, mundane moments. Thank you for your outpouring of love! Thank you for the resources that continue arriving! We are books smarter thanks to you! THANK YOU dearest @kristenanniebell for sharing our story with the world! You are so appreciated! xx 👩🏻🏫✨📚💛 .
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Today’s teacher of #10featuredteachers Round 2 is Sarah! Her message went straight to my ❤️: “Hello! My name is Sarah. I am an ESOL (English as a Second Language) high school teacher in Falls Church, VA. I teach SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education) Numeracy. All of my students have zero (yes—this is real) to just a few years of formal schooling. Because of their age—they are placed in high school. Many of my students do not only have limited English skills but they have also faced serious trauma on their journey to the United States. When a person has not attended school for many years— it’s difficult for them to engage, adapt to their new environment. I need all types of simple resources to help them. Their current level of education will not define their future. It truly takes a community who believes in them to support them and help them move forward. We read simple books. We are learning Kindergarten math. Everything is new to my group of students. I try very hard to create a safe and inviting classroom. In this day and age, it’s an injustice to be 15 years old and not have had access to school in your life. Thank you in advance for supporting our classroom! 💛” Let’s be a part of the community that helps her students thrive! Sarah’s wishlist will be in my bio and stories all day! Thank you everyone! 🍎📚😍🖍👏🏻