My students need headphones for our listening centers.
I have two cheap headphones left for my kinders for our hand-me-down computers and listening stations ... they are on their last legs. Small-group instruction is amazing but not when the other kids are distracting my group with technology, and tech lessons would be more effective if they could hear.
My school is amazing!
The teachers work hard to make sure each kid is loved, fed, and given what they need to succeed in life. We have more than 80% of our kids on free or reduced-price lunch. In my room I have 3 homeless kids, foster kids, kids raised by grandparents, with special needs (vision, autism, non-verbal) but we are all making tremendous strides. I'm so proud that they know they are safe to take risks and make mistakes. I do what I can to make sure they know they are wanted. I have made home visits, missed numerous lunches, breaks, and stayed late with students when their parents forgot to pick them up. This is my second year teaching and the financial cost to me has been significant. My room budget of $200 ran out the first week.
I LOVE technology and have been an advocate for my kindergarten students. I fought for our hand-me-down computers and I'm not going to stop until I have a half-class set. The kids are begging to write stories on the computers, or access online learning programs. The problem is that while they are working on the computers, I have small intervention groups to help kids who are at risk. The technology sounds are really distracting. I would love to have dedicated headphones for each computer and listening station so the classroom environment is more conducive for learning.
There are two main reasons for my request.
Believe it or not, many of my kids come from homes without technology. We have more students of color and more students living in poverty than most schools in our district. Example: last week, a family got kicked out of the shelter and they are now living in their car. How can I excite them? How can I close the achievement gap? There are many ways, but one way is to increase technology. It inspires and engages. My room is LOUD! This will help!
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