My 'kids' in my room are amazing! Most come from a struggling home whether it is poverty, a language barrier, or guardians are working too many jobs. Yet, they come to me everyday to learn, to have fun, and most importantly to be cared about and loved.
Forget about worrying about having headphones, getting homework done, or having sensory input, they worry about, will I have something to eat or where will I sleep tonight?
These students' daily struggles are beyond imagining...
My students are a group of kindergarteners that attend a Title I school in a Phoenix urban school district.
They are made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and include English language learners, special education students, and those receiving free or reduced lunches. Most importantly my students love coming to school, learning, and being in kindergarten.
CozyPhones will encourage my students to be more independent during small group times. They will be able to concentrate better with the comfort and ease that these items deliver. The first is that earbuds can hurt my students ears, making it impossible to wear for longer than a few minutes. Add to that they typically slip and fall out, and this is very frustrating. The last (and greatest) challenge is that they sit inside the student's ear, and this is a problem because the volume can be too loud for a small, developing eardrum.
When it comes to over the ear headphones, my students find that they are simply too big, bulky, and uncomfortable for them to wear for even a short period of time.
Typically, they are also louder than they should be for a child’s sensitive, still developing eardrums.
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