Our students and teachers make a great team. I teach 3rd grade at a Title I school. This means that a majority of our students receive free or reduced lunch.
Our students' parents are very involved in their children's education, but because our so much of our community is affected by poverty students have little access to technology. A good percentage of students have computers at home, but fewer have access to the Internet. Even fewer students have access to other technologies that most of us consider part of our everyday lives. After attending a geocaching workshop and and later leadership team training, I discovered that using gps activities in the classroom can help students learn to address new challenges. This will also provide for great opportunities to encourage teamwork and teach students how to work together toward a goal.
I have 22 third graders in my class. We have two handheld gps units to use, but need three more to have enough to be able to divide the class into small groups that would be the best size for our teaming activities.
YOU can make it possible for these children to experience what it means to work as a team-for everyone from the highest achiever to the struggling student. Teamwork can make EVERYONE successful. Thank you for helping make this a reality for our class.
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