My students need these stop watches to incorporate technology and timing in our class.
Our students have a desire to learn and grow. We are a Title I school with minimal resources. The majority of our students will never experience some of the educational tools that more affluent schools can provide. Not only are we title one but we are also populated by many students of active duty military families.
We are located by one of the largest military bases and serve roughly 713 students ranging from grades k-8, the majority of our students being special needs.
Resources are slim in our area due to the poverty level and the transient population of military children coming through our school every year. Many of these students are not prepared for the rigor of our area. We spend countless hours fundraising for our classrooms. In most cases, we fall short and are unable to provide our school with some of the necessary equipment that neighboring schools have an abundance of. Our students recognize this and lose confidence in their abilities to be successful.Technology and other resources are becoming more available, but being a title I school we struggle to provide our students with some of the basic technologies that students can utilize to further their educations.
My classes need the stop watches to add technology into our activities. There are so many activities that we can do, such as timing reaction speed, workouts, miles and more. One activity that I would love to do is a workout where the students time each routine they do to try and improve throughout the year.
With some of my classes having close to 50 students, that makes my groups very large with one or two stop watches available.
If I had the additional sets of stop watches, my students would be able to use them in their groups and I could keep the sizes to 3-5 students instead of 10-12. Also, I would be able to allow some classes to partner up and test each other on their reaction time using scarves and other equipment.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.