My students are 21st-century learners. They love using technology in our classroom and I integrate it as much as possible into all of the subject areas. My students are a bunch of inquisitive learners.
I teach at a small neighborhood school with approximately five hundred sixty students.
We first opened our doors in 1950. Arts in education is a major emphasis on our campus. Our school's mission is to develop children into life-long learners as a result of a challenging curriculum, individualized instruction, high expectations, and a nurturing environment with parental and community involvement.
My class is made up of sixteeen diverse students, from students with special needs to those who are identified as gifted and talented. I encourage my students to appreciate each other's differences, as well as find similarities among each other. They are very active, creative, and enjoy learning.
In a world where obesity threatens our children, we must do what we can to create healthy children. In the state of Texas, the classroom teacher is required to teach 15 minutes of physical activity through W.O.W. (Working on Wellness) time.
My goal is to help create happy, healthy 1st graders who enjoy physical activity and to instill a desire to be physically active and healthy their entire lives.
Addressing exercise and physical activity in a fun way, will encourage students to be more active outside of school and help them to remain physically fit.
With this grant we will be able to extend our license for EZ Scan from FitnessFinders.com which will create QR codes for each student to scan as they complete laps around the track. Teachers or students can take turns scanning the students as they run each day during Working on Wellness time (W.O.W.).
Not only will students be inspired as they reach new personal records while running the track daily, they will also have the opportunity to share their progress with family members with the stats, charts, graphs, and certificates that EZ Scan includes.
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