I teach First Graders at a public charter school that serves families and children in Camden, New Jersey. My children are living in a city that is considered safer than only 4% of the cities in the US. Almost half the population is below poverty line, and my babies and their families have 1 out of 48 percent chance of being a victim of a violent crime. Many of our families don' t have the option to better their financial status, especially because only 5% of Camden city adults are attending college.
It is the fierce goal of my school to aid our youth in changing these staggering statistics.
I want my 6 and 7 year olds to start their academic journey off with a strong start. My students are motivated, inspired, creative, and full of hope! They believe in working hard every day to accomplish their goals of going to college and mastering their passions. They already have brilliant minds and determination, all they need is the support and love of those around them, so they can begin to make a powerful impact on their world!
Headphone please! - My students have been provided with AMAZING Technological resources this year! For the first time they don''t have to share computers! They each have their own iPads to complete their work on.
The only problem is they can't hear anything!
Each iPad is equipped with programs that will help my students become better readers, writers and mathematicians. But when they are on the iPads it's extremely hard for them to focus on their individualized lessons and assignments. We do not have any headphones! If they turn the iPads down, they cannot hear the tasks' instructions, and if they turn the iPads up, they cannot concentrate with the noise their partner's iPad. Please help us purchase headphones, so that our class can fully reap the benefits of Learning through Technology.
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