My kindergartners have just begun their education in a high poverty, Title I elementary school. Many of them have come from homes where there are few books, little food and much trauma. They may not even feel safe at home. These children are so excited to come to school each day! Our classroom is like a sanctuary for them.
As they bounce into the room each morning their faces are smiling and they are asking, "What are we going to do today?" I love their 5/6 year old spontaneity and their eagerness to read, write and do math.
They cannot wait to start the day's activities. They are high energy children who love to learn!
It is clear that the education of the next generation will be greatly transformed due to the accessibility of the internet. Besides becoming educated in reading, writing and math, my kindergartners also need to become technologically literate to succeed in this changing world.
These iPads will be an enticing invitation for my students to explore math and reading skills in our classroom at their appropriate level.
We currently have one school-wide literacy program available to us, but there are many other new and engaging programs that challenge young minds. I hope to improve my students' learning by providing them with more academic games on the iPads ... because Play is a Child's Work!
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