My elementary is a wonderful place to be as a teacher--my job is challenging both physically and emotionally, but I know that teaching here is where a true difference can be made. I teach in a Title I school where my students are considered at risk. Because of the needs of our population in our school, we provide before and after school program, free and reduced-price lunch, food pantry, and clothes pantry. Many of the experiences our students get outside of home are provided here at school and many of the supplies for those experiences are purchased by me, their teacher.
My students are excited and engaged when they have opportunities to participate in STEM activities, which many of them only experience here at school.
What a wonderful opportunity to provide more STEM opportunities to implement in the classroom through these funds given to educators across our state.
Since remote learning began in March of 2020 our students have experienced a great deal of uncertainty. I've noticed since then that there has been much apprehension, fear, and apathy among our students.
My purpose behind using the STEAM projects and alternative seating will give my students the opportunity to build relationships, confidence, and a feeling of success in the classroom.
Hopefully, the items from this project will give my students experiences that will motivate them to be at school and apply themselves. Also, they will have fun too!
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