My students need a Leapster Grades 1-2 Getting Started Kit and Leapster instructional games that target math and literacy skills.
How do we create independent learners?! Teaching in a primary special education classroom, I have the opportunity to work with some of the strongest, smartest children I know. Not only do my students struggle with understanding and working with their various disabilities (from autism to mental retardation), my students also battle with the limitations that their life circumstances (living in low income homes, being a part of a very transient community, and living with instability and lack of support from home) have presented to them. I make it my main focus to create a safe, welcoming, engaging environment where I can help my students appreciate learning for learning sake and have fun as they build foundational skills and pursue high academic achievement.
The paper and pencil model of instruction simply is not always the most effective way to teach math and literacy to my diverse learners. My students need to ENGAGE in their material. They need to play with it. They need to see how right now, today, they can apply their knowledge to real life situations.
My students are visual learners, they are kinesthetic learners, and they are auditory learners. With the incredible advancements of instructional materials today (SUCH AS LEAPSTERS!) my students could be provided with an opportunity to engage all three types of learning in one space. I would use the Leapsters in my classroom as centers to supplement my direct instruction. With Leapsters, my students can feel that they are "playing video games" and learning at the same time. Learning is no longer a chore--it’s a mission! They have to memorize their math facts in order to pass on to the next level!
Your generous gift would open a world of educational enlightenment for my students. You would provide a way for my students to build on what they have already been taught. Your gift would help lessons that otherwise seem illusive and intangible really click for my students. Your gift would help solidify the foundational skills my students need in order to continue achieving high academic success!!!
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|Leapster Math Expansion Kit • LeapFrog School||$105.00||1||$105.00|
|Leapster Literacy Expansion Kit • LeapFrog School||$105.00||1||$105.00|
|Leapster Grades 1-2 Getting Started Kit • LeapFrog School||$170.00||1||$170.00|
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