My students walk into the classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and curious about the day's lessons. They are kind, hard working, inquisitive, and passionate.
The 30 high-fives, handshakes, and hugs that greet me every morning inspire me to do everything I can to give these amazing children the best education possible.
My students come from high poverty areas, with parents often working multiple jobs to make ends meet. All of our students receive free or reduced lunch and many are enrolled in free after-school programs. Over 75% are English language learners. While many of my students face challenges on a daily basis, they are eager learners. I am in awe of their resilience and am so incredibly lucky to have each and every one of them in my classroom.
Being able to speak clearly and confidently in front of your peers is a very important life skill. However, it can also be intimidating! In fifth grade, my students are working hard to develop their public speaking skills. We give oral presentations, brainstorm ideas together, share our writing, have math discussions, debate a variety of topics, and much, much more.
Having a microphone for my students would promote a fun, engaging environment where students can feel more confident sharing ideas with their classmates.
My students and I would use the microphone and speaker system on a daily basis. I believe that this tool will encourage my shy students to participate in class conversations. In addition, I could use the microphone to ensure all of my students can clearly hear lessons and directions. These supplies will help students develop their speaking skills in my classroom for years to come!
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