My students need a computer in our classroom so they may research and write essays about scientific topics that correlate with our Earth science standards.
Frank Tyger once said, "Every child is a bundle of potential and promise. Teaching them to count is fine, but teaching them WHAT counts is BEST." My students come from disadvantaged homes. They do not have access to home computers, Internet availability, and a class computer would help greatly!
My 6th graders are from a socio-disadvantaged community where most homes consist of single parent households.
Many of my students are in group or foster care situations. I serve a population of students that are largely English Language learners; most of the students from my school are on the free and reduced lunch program. Sadly, these students don't have much, if any, parental help and involvement at home. As a consequence, their grades suffer and work is incomplete. As an Earth science teacher, I see the beauty of educational growth with my students. They begin a school year not knowing anything about environmental studies, yet they finish the year with an appreciation for Earth and its beauty. It is refreshing, rewarding, and inspiring to place before my science students countless hands-on labs and watch with amazement the growth they make in critical thinking, mathematical analysis, and group work. Respect for earth and love for science are growths they all make! Computers help!
In the state of California, education has taken a hit monetarily, and my school has felt the crunch like so many other schools. As an Earth science teacher, I teach my students habitat formation, ecosystem development, food chain production, and basic respect for the outdoors. I find hands-on, cooperative learning the best supplement to any textbook, and a laptop will engage my students in their studies. By having a computer in our classroom, my students will be able to research natural habitats, ecosystems, and food chains. They, too, will participate in various expository writing activities that correlate in language arts. More so, my students will learn necessary word processing skills that are a necessity in our ever-changing technological society. Their technological, hands-on experience in my classroom will supplement the curriculum from the text that is outdated and a challenge for many of them to read on their own at home. Simply said, a laptop is a scientific blessing!
An anonymous quote shines in my classroom.
It states, "Children are messengers we send to a time we will not see." I teach my kids that their education is their future. What they put into it is what they'll get out of it. Most of my students don't know the value of high school, let alone college. In today's society, science is key to success in so many ways. Currently, my students don't have a strong appreciation for it. By your donation, I'm one step closer to teaching them the value of it.
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