My students need the literature based geometric hands-on activities to reinforce and extend the Florida Sunshine State Standards for geometry.
This project expired on August 29, 2011.
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My students are from an economically deprived environment in which they do not get opportunities to experience hands-on learning.
Not only are my students from an economically deprived neighborhood, there is also a language barrier.
Many of my students are English Language Learners (ELL) who are in varying stages of acquiring the English language. Thus the students attending my school comprise a population of 80-90% migrant students. These students are in double jeopardy; not only must they learn the English language but also the academic concepts regardless of when they are enrolled in school. These children are lovable and eager to learn the English language along with the academic skills I am teaching.
Be a part of the gift of learning! The resources I'm requesting includes hands-on games and books for story time that are infused with geometric concepts. When students are playing the games and manipulating the hands-on materials, their affective filter is lower. This in turn, provides the students with a true opportunity for learning because they do not feel as pressured as they would in a traditional lesson.
This project will make a difference in my students' lives because they are learning these concepts for the first time along with the English language.
The donations will provide my students with access to fun materials that they would otherwise not have. This project will help them master and internalize the geometric concepts.
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