More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need 2 iPad tablets to practice and reinforce reading, writing and math skills throughout our day.
"Be like curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find what's there." Kindergarteners are like Curious George, they are always looking for answers to their questions, that is what makes learning so much fun in kindergarten!
My students live in a rural community and attend the little elementary school that has been the heart of this community for years.
Although we are now part of a larger school district, our building is located 6-7 miles away from the other district buildings. This little farming community has grown to include families who want their children to live in a "country" setting. Like most children, these students come to kindergarten with a open mind and desire to learn. Some have had the exposure to different types of technology while others have not. However, they all "grab" on to learning and "fly" with it when presented in fun and interesting ways.
Learning to read has become a vital part of the kindergarten curriculum. It is no longer "OK" for them to leave kindergarten just knowing their letters and numbers. Now these children need to be able to read books and complete math word problem tasks. At the same time, the class sizes are increasing and it becomes more difficult to work individually with every student every day. Having at least 2 iPads in the classroom will help me to provide some practice, reinforcement activities for individual students throughout the day. Apple has a variety different educational apps for young children that they can use independently. These iPads will provide another source for them to go to practice their reading skills, write their story down and then be able to read it, practice math skills, read a book, and work on handwriting skills. Children love technology and the iPads can be another way to help them in areas they may be struggling.
Children love technology and kindergarteners love to learn.
What better way to blend the two than to get some easily adaptable technology into the classroom. By starting with two iPads in the classroom the children will also learn to use that skill we all learned in Kindergarten, "sharing!"
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