My students need a Bluetooth speaker, a Bluetooth microphone, and an aromatherapy oil diffuser with essential oils to help foster a cheerful and calming classroom atmosphere.
My students are some of the most resilient, energetic, and inspiring young people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Many of them come from single-parent homes, most qualify for free and reduced lunch at our Title I school, and a large number of them have had to endure homelessness. They are also leaders and role models for their younger siblings who they help take care of while their parents are at work.
In spite of everything they have had to go through, including Hurricane Maria, my students still find a way to show up to class smiling every single day.
They are excited about their future and all of the possibility that awaits them. While they are aware it will take a lot of work and dedication to get there, I have never met a more capable group of young people.
After this recent hurricane season, many student families found themselves deeply impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. They encountered unpredictable obstacles in the face of rebuilding their lives after the storm, and many found themselves forced to relocate from their homes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and submerged into a new environment. This has been the case for many of our incoming students.
Our students need support acclimating to their new settings through cultivation of a cheerful and calming classroom enviornment.
A cheerful and calming classroom culture helps to create a space that students want to be. A space where they can both focus on their learning, and do so while having fun. In addition to receiving emotional support as they go through their transitions, my students need opportunities to take brain breaks from their studies in order to participate in fun, collaborative incentives with their peers. Bringing a Bluetooth speaker into the classroom will allow for the playing of soft and soothing music during independent reading, the playing of read aloud audio when we complete close reading, and the playing of exciting music when we need a dance break at the end of class. Additionally, having a Bluetooth microphone will serve as an additional incentive for completing classwork and homework. Students will be able to host mini-karaoke sessions with each other after school with the touch of a button on the microphone. Finally, while my students need opportunities to have fun, they also need resources to support their learning. An oil diffuser will help to fill the classroom with calming, relaxing, and uplifting scents throughout the school day.
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|JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black • Amazon Business||$72.95||1||$72.95|
|Alpha Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, Scent and Fragrance Ultrasonic Aromatherapy - Now with Belgian Design, 160ml, Extra Long Cord, Timer, Auto Shut Off, Soft Rubber Black Paint, Air Purifier • Amazon Business||$39.50||1||$39.50|
|Portable Wireless Karaoke Microphone with LED Light, Mini Handheld Cellphone Karaoke Player Built-in Bluetooth Speaker, H8 Karaoke MIC Machine for Home KTV By IMMOSO (Black) • Amazon Business||$38.99||1||$38.99|
|ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils, 100% Pure of The Highest Quality, Peppermint/Tee Tree/Rosemary/Orange/Lemongrass/Lavender/Eucalyptus/Frankincense, Therapeutic Grade • Amazon Business||$16.95||2||$33.90|
|VIVA Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels White Big Plus Rolls (Pack of 4 6-Roll Packs), Cloth-Like Texture, Strong & Soft Paper Towels for Ultimate Clean • Amazon Business||$28.99||1||$28.99|
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