My students are enthusiastic and curious about everything, including the spider on the floor, the letter B, and how the pencil sharpener works. They come from more than eight different linguistic and cultural backgrounds and include students with special needs and students who have experienced trauma.
Many of my students' parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunties, and uncles have all attended our neighborhood school and you can feel love and a strong sense of community throughout the building.
Within our diverse school family one of the things my students are most excited about is each other. They love to learn and play together and our school day is filled with giggles, questions, tinkering, dancing, and conversations. It is a joy and a privilege to get to learn and grow with these amazing humans every day.
Osmo is a collection of iPad games that combines technology and hands-on activities to foster problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and creativity. Students switch back and forth between on screen instructions and images and real tools in their hands. For example students use dice tiles to make numbers shown on screen and the interactive technology recognizes correct combinations.
Osmo fosters STEM skills by teaching students how to use technology as a tool to solve real math and design challenges, while also teaching technology skills.
These kits will encourage collaborative problem-solving because my students will be able to use them in partnerships at math and literacy stations throughout the day. Thank you for making this innovative and fun learning possible for us!
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