I teach 5th grade Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to 60 wonderful diverse students in a low income area. I teach students from different countries and speaking several different languages. English is their second language.
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 creative, clever and very spontaneous.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. 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 atmosphere.
By helping us Chrome Out Our Classroom, you will provide my students with computers to help with their everyday assignments and helping to ensure they are getting the help they need to compete in a global community. With our classroom curriculum having a lot of research based projects, laptops are a great need. My goal is to get a classroom set of 30 Chromebooks for my students. We use computers in our classroom daily, but we have to share them. These computers are used to help struggling students with their reading and math programs and also students that need the extra challenge because they are excelling in education.
In teaching 60 diverse students daily, laptops are essential in the classroom and by choosing to donate to my class you will be making a difference in the young lives of my students.
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