Our favorite chant is: "In our class we try and try again"! My students come from a high poverty school district where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. The challenges that face them at home are almost insurmountable.
Curious, excited, and willing to work hard, my students love coming to school!
They thrive in a creative environment where they help set their learning goals and are provided with multiple ways to learn and solve problems. Hard work is rewarded and relationships are built and nourished. My hope is to instill in each student a lifelong love of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
I asked my students what they wanted to learn about and they said technology. First graders! Interested in technology? What an opportunity for you as investors and me as a teacher to foster a lifelong interest in technology!
Coding is the future!
I am so excited to have this opportunity to teach abstract thinking, collaboration, problem solving and perseverance. Some of the skills I will teach my students using the Botley coding kit are: cooperation, math concepts such as variables and conditions, logic such as sequencing or cause and effect, project design such as the importance of breaking down big ideas to specific task, and the ability to identify and fix errors.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Smith.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Smith and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.