As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are loving, creative, and clever.
They like to move, they love to read, and love lots of positive attention. Many of them come to my classroom lacking the experience that would lead them to be successful in school. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire my students to continue on a path of academic excellence.
Thank you for supporting my students and their future.
My students need headphones so they can focus and learn on their iPads. These headphones will allow my students to complete programs like eSpark, Success Maker, ABCya, etc. on their iPads without hearing the noise of everyone else's iPads in the background. In my 3rd grade class, we have 1:1 iPads, which is awesome. But, when everyone is on their iPads at the same time it makes it hard for my students to concentrate and focus because there is so much noise going on around the room. When I am working with a small group of students and the other students are on their iPads, the noise is a huge distraction for the students who are learning in a small group.
The headphones will help us block out the noise.
Our iPads give my students the ability to be the 21st century learners and help prepare them for the future. These headphones will help them focus and be able to use their iPads even more to their advantage.
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