It was such a thrill today to visit first grade classrooms at one of our schools in Newark and see such outstanding learning happening. I was knocked out by the writing the children were doing in Mrs. Vaughn's first grade classroom. Against so many odds (and I know it is frown upon to talk about things like abject poverty, high crime & rapidly rising murder rates even though the children are smack in the middle of these things) these children are reading and writing with power. I decided to include pictures of their teachers from last year, Ms. Wiener and Ms. McLean, as the success of these children is directly connected to the amazing teaching these two teachers did.
Reading and writing difficulties can be prevented.