The Majority Of Students In My Classroom Are African-American

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The majority of students in my classroom are African-American and only 1% is white. Throughout the school, the Black or African-American race is more represented than any other race and there are no English language acquisition learners. About 2 to 3 students have allergies in each classroom, whether they are food-related or medication-related. Our school is located in the northern region of Richmond, Virginia. Our school has a before-and-after school program in addition to the hours of the school day, opening at 6:30 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m. The main office of Head Start hosts in-house programs and programs at other venues in the community. For example, next week they are sponsoring a poetry slam entitled “Daddy and Me Poetry Slam” and…show more content…
The Educator’s Impact: Section One My childhood experiences were fun-filled and exciting, both sides of my family are large and we always traveled to different states to visit other family members and we lived in a decent neighborhood, identifying ourselves as middle-class citizens. I received my first stamp on my U.S. Passport at age 7 when I traveled to Germany and Paris with my paternal grandmother. Once I began middle school, I can recall on many occasions feeling sheltered by my parents. For example, I learned about the “birds and the bees” through conversations with my peers and my parents were older in comparison to my classmates’ parents around me, therefore, the assumption was that children with older parents were oblivious to the nature of youthfulness and the openness to communicate with their parents. If I want to participate in an outing with schoolmates, I had to ask permission several days in advance or if play 21-Questions with my parents about who would be there, where would the parents be, and how I’d be getting home. As an adult, I value the “old-school” way of parenting and the moral standards that I learned early on. Education was instilled in me at a very young age. Both of my parents graduated from college, my parental grandmother was an elementary school teacher in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and my maternal grandparents were government employees that emphasized the reputation of intelligence. Now looking
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