Help me give my students rhythm sticks and an adapter to make drums come alive for all students.
I work at a great school! What makes us so great is the incredibly awesome diverse students that attend it. I teach an average of 90 students per grade level 5 days a week for a 45 minute period. Our students love school and love to be here. We actually had the highest attendance rate in the district. The students are a very nurturing and caring group. They support each other and are always willing to help out to see others succeed. As a coach, I see students struggle with various skills but it warms your heart when you see a skilled athlete stop what they are doing to help the student that struggles.
Our students have been faced with many challenges over the last year, but despite this, they have become stronger and have continued to be successful in so many avenues.
Our campus was affected by Hurricane Harvey. We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. Since the hurricane, our students have learned the meaning of compassion and have a true understanding of helping others.
This would be an opportunity to have drums come alive in the gym. With the access of an Apple VGA adapter, we can watch videos of exercising with rhythm sticks and the students can follow along to the routines. We have an average of 90 students per 45 minute PE class. All grade levels PreK - 5th grade come to gym 5 days a week. I get the opportunity of instilling the importance of physical activity to each of them every day. Using the rhythm sticks can help strengthen the heart and lungs, improve flexibility, increase muscular strength and endurance and can be adaptable for all physical ability levels. These sticks can also help increase focus and attention, decrease behavior issues and build confidence and self-expression. So all students will be using the body and brain in the gym. Our district and campus were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. Our district also had to cancel two full weeks of school. The adapter and rhythm sticks I am seeking to purchase will help close the gaps that Harvey caused by providing an environment that students will feel comfortable in, want to be, and most importantly build confidence while being physically active. With the ability to incorporate technology and the rhythm sticks into PE, I can give my students a sense of normalcy and empower them to be successful. I appreciate you taking the time to read my ideas for this project. I personally want to thank anyone who is willing to help make Drums it Up come alive into the gym.
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|Set of 24 Rhythm Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind||$27.99||4||$111.96|
|Apple VGA adapter • Best Buy Education||$44.99||1||$44.99|
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