Our school is a Title One school. A very high percentage the students live in poverty. They come to school with anxiety, hunger, and distractions. In school, however, they flourish. Truly a family, all students feel safe, loved, and heard. I teach second grade at this wonderfully unique, opened space (no walls) school.
My students have GRIT!
They are used to hard work and perseverance. We all believe in the power of the word "yet". Ask any student facing a challenge, and he will respond, "I may not get it YET, but I'll figure it out!". My challenge is to "figure out" how to get my students durable, dependable headphones. We don't have them YET, but I hope, with your help, we will have what we need! It is a simple thing that will open up the world of learning for my students.
My students are tech savvy! Computers open up a world of learning for them. MyOn, our online library, provides thousands of books for my students to enjoy. Students also research topics, create presentations, practice skills, and participate in computer based learning programs. All this engaging, exciting learning is only possible if students have access to dependable, durable headphones!
Headphones should work as hard as the students who depend on them.
Right now, students are required to provide their own headphones. Unfortunately, our hard working parents cannot always provide the kind of headphones that will last throughout the year. Access to durable, dependable headphones will ease the frustration of using equipment that is faulty or absent altogether. My students are at school to work hard...their headphones should do the same!
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