My students are loving, energetic, and eager to learn about the world we live in. They come from many different backgrounds. Some are being raised by both parents, some single parents, some by their grandparents, and a few by foster care families. Many of them receive free or reduced lunches based on their socioeconomic status.
These little people enter my classroom each day eager to learn the material I have prepared to teach them.
They all come from small little towns in Upstate, NY that people have never heard of. The resources in our area are limited. As a teacher, I try to expose my students to as much as I can that they may not otherwise be able to.
In our classroom, we try to use technology as often as possible. Each day, my students have 20-30 minutes given to them to explore STEAM materials we have received from another DonorsChoose grant. One of the items they love is the Osmo.
The Osmo on the iPad, allows them to be creative, engage in critical thinking, communicate effectively, and collaborate with their classmates.
Currently, we only have 1 iPad and 1 Osmo Kit, and it limits the number of students who are able to explore the 21st century skills the Osmo offers. Therefore, we are asking for additional Osmo Kits to allow more students to explore the Osmo on a daily basis. In order to utilize the additional Osmo Kits, we will need 2 additional iPads to run the program software.
My students have opportunities daily to utilize their STEAM toys. Having additional Osmo Kits and iPads will allow more students to explore the 21st century skills the Osmo offers.
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