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Headphones, Headphones, Headphones!
My students need 16 headphones to help alleviate noise distractions and enable them to hear content from reading and math programs on our classroom computers.
Imagine being in an open concept classroom (3 classrooms sharing an instructional space with no walls) with 12 other people trying to listen to a story being read on the computer; however, you can hear what the other people are listening to and you can hear the instruction going on in other classes. Now, imagine being in the same classroom where everyone on the computers are wearing headphones. Hooray, no more outside noise to distract your learning!
My school is in the state of Washington and has students from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistic and economic backgrounds.
We have a large number or English language learners, students who come from immigrant families, and students who quality for our free and reduced lunch program. I am so excited to meet my 27 amazing students this September when school starts. I've heard from their second grade teachers that they are a very motivated and loving group of students who have a passion for reading. We've recently acquired a cart of iPads that is shared among all the grade levels; my incoming students are very excited to use this technology in addition to computers.
Why the need? In order to have a quiet classroom where students are using technology to learn, headphones really come in handy! Listening to reading benefits all learners. It models good fluency, introduces new vocabulary and genres, and provides time to practice good listening skills. It's also helpful to use with our computer math programs; our ELL students and any struggling reader would really benefit from hearing the content in addition to reading it.
We are requesting 16 headphones (12 for student computers and 4 extras). The headphones for the computers will stay connected to the monitors. They will be used several times a day for reading, math, our phonics program, and free time.
Although an open concept classroom can have it's challenges, having headphones will help to minimize distractions and optimize our students learning.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and support of our students and their education.
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