Classroom Diversity : The Class I Will Be The Grade Class Essay

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2. Classroom Diversity The class I will be student teaching will be the 4th grade class from 10:20 to 11:05 A.M. Students range in age from 9 to 10 year olds consisting of 14 males and 8 females. There are 2 individual students with IEP 's (Individual Education Plans), 0 ELL 's (English Language Learners), and 9 ALP 's (Advanced Learning Plans). Cherokee Trail 's Elementary as a whole has 9% of the students ' who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The minority enrollment is 23% of the student body with the majority of the minorities Hispanic, in addition, this is less than the state average of 45% ("Douglas County Government ," 2016). The Douglas County School District is predominately Caucasian, leaving the students underexposed to other ethnicities. Media is a major source of the students awareness of cultural differences. I feel, although they are not necessarily inundated with different cultures and people they still can learn to appreciate different thinking and living styles through media and the learning of art. This becomes the opportunity to integrate and further expose the students to other cultural environments which becomes an interdisciplinary approach to such subjects as history and economic classes.

3. Patterns of Achievement The students I will be teaching will be 4th grade level with their ages between 9 - 10. The fourth grade class is before lunch so they can be a little anxious as Wood (2007) outlines as part of the Social-Emotional growth…

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