I am a second grade teacher at a neighborhood charter school in Oklahoma City. Our school has 330 wonderful students in pre-K through fifth grade. Even though 90% of our students are below the poverty line, they are resilient and determined to learn every day!
My students are passionately curious.
Second grade is such a special age; these students are asking questions about the world and searching for answers. I hope to encourage this curiosity and create a classroom full of life-long learners.
My sweet students rotate through our three classroom computers to complete their learning targets each week. However, due to class size, they don't always get to use them every day. They could really benefit from having two more computers so they can each have at least 15 minutes a day to practice their math facts, play reading games, and learn more about our world.
In order for today's students to be prepared to meet challenges of tomorrow and be employable in the future, they must be technologically savvy.
The more exposure they get to technology, the more comfortable and confident they will feel with their chance of having a successful future.
One program we use with regularity is ReflexMath, which emphasizes memorizing math facts. Students are able to engage in higher-order thinking and more challenging classroom math discussions when their basic facts are memorized. All the programs we use are fun while helping us meet educational objectives
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