I teach 26 third graders in a dual language class. All of my students come from Spanish speaking households. They range from students who were born here to recent immigrants. Although they all speak Spanish, we learn a lot from each other about the different cultures that each student represents.
I teach in a low-income school where majority of my class receives free lunch.
They come to school ready to learn despite any hardships they experience at home. My students are hard workers who persevere through the tough curriculum and never cease to amaze me with their work. When students use a new vocabulary word in context, or show off their new found ability to regroup three digit numbers, I can't express how proud I feel of their accomplishments!
With limited technology available at home, my students currently share 4 Chromebooks to do research projects, create videos, type paragraphs, and read online books. Additional Chromebooks would enable more students access to technology and help them become more comfortable in using them.
I would love for my students to gain 21st century skills and become good digital citizens.
That way, they'll be prepared for future class assignments and future job opportunities.
I am excited for my students to explore more learning opportunities available to them via the internet! More Chromebooks means students can go from more group work to more individual projects. They'll be able to do more STEM activities, presentations, and coding. Thank you for helping to lead our class into the digital world!
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