My classroom is made up of English Language Learners from all over the world- from Europe, South America, and Asia. Our school is also a Title I & High Needs school. That means most of the students and their families are from low income households, therefore we receive government funding for classroom materials/resources/ and free breakfast and lunch.
I have a great group of eager and excited learners who love coming to school- it is a caring and safe place for many of them to be.
Many of the students in my classroom have difficult home life situations, so they come to school knowing they will receive not only an education, but the love and care that they all deserve.
They are hilarious, always putting forth their best effort, and have deep cultural backgrounds that always contribute to rich and meaningful conversations! I've learned a lot about my students, their cultures, traditions, languages, and interests. They have shared many of their experiences with me and I have built such an amazing relationships with them!
In order for my students to become better listeners, speakers, readers, and writers, we need headphones with microphones like the Avid Products AE-66 Over-Ear Headphones. We are fortunate enough to have laptops in our classroom that our district has worked very hard to obtain in order to give our students a more effective and better learning experience. We use many resources online to practice our reading and speaking. For example, one program we use daily, called Imagine Learning, is meant to help our students practice and strengthen their skills. As part of the program, students constantly listen to lessons and have to record their speaking which can be the most intimidating piece for language learners.
It will be much more cost effective to purchase a set of higher quality headphones that will last a long time and provide a much more engaging and meaningful learning experience for my students.
We have had low quality headphones provided in the past, and have gone through loads of them because they break and malfunction all the time- we are running out!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this project and for caring about my students. I hope you will consider helping out- any amount is completely appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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