My students are very special because they are hardworking, enthusiastic little spirits that come from all socio economic backgrounds. Many of them need the resources and access to one on one guidance and support that they do not receive outside of the classroom.
My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
The use of whiteboards and paper is a daily activity in my classroom, especially in English. Using the workshop model in ELA, students use paper pencils for guided practice and to record modeled strategies. This allows me to see exactly what they are doing, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. What becomes a problem is the fact that pencils never seem to last, students aren't able to bring pencils and erasers from home, they seem to disappear, and the paper slowly becomes sparse from frequent use. When something goes awry, students know that they must leave have surplus supplies of pencil and paper to continue. Even though they are great about doing this, it is distracting for many of my students who have focusing issues and they miss important instruction form either myself or other students. By having Chromebooks, students will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning!
By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.
Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are going to work or not. Plus in this technology literate world, any interaction with updated technology will increase their literacy as well as their desire to learn and use the new technology! Especially wanting to connect with Google Classroom and the world it will open up for them. Not to mention the resources we will save. We need a class set of 32, but would be ecstatic with 10 to share!
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