"Ready for New Math Tigers?" is what I always ask my math students from grades one through 5 every single day. They always answer with a resounding "Yes Ma'am!" I always remind them that "Math is the problem, thinking is the solution!"
I enter each class with a cheerful spirit to get them pumped about learning math because after the destruction Hurricane Irma left our community and the new influx of students affected by Hurricane Maria, our students need all the positive reinforcement they can get!
My school has a high number of students who are English Language Learners, and there are a few who are receiving special education services and/or gifted. Even though we have to cater for and adapt to such a wide range of learning needs, we know that all children will learn if given the right tools and technology (and teachers who care). As their math lead teacher and school-wide math coach, one of my main objectives are to facilitate the students I serve using the most up-to-date technology in math, while improving and enhancing their learning experience.
Our school has a computer lab that is used for district and state-wide testing for our students, as well as online practice and assessments for math, reading, and science.
Certain applications such as iReady and MyOn, require the use of headphones because there are video lessons and sound clips, etc.
Currently, we do not have sufficient working headphones in the computer lab and I have to borrow from other teachers or ask the children to bring their own.
If this project is funded, our math lab will have enough headphones for every child using a computer for testing or to learn/practice on the computer. The entire student body apart from Headstart utilizes our computer lab, so your donation will impact over 600 students.
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