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Amanda Hilyard

(Miss. Amanda)

Hey, I'm Amanda

2 yard ago I accepted my first job as a Head Start teacher in a integrated classroom. My students became my children. All from different backgrounds, income status, all of them unique and amazing. Through my teaching I found that it's hard to teach content my babies have never experienced…

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2 yard ago I accepted my first job as a Head Start teacher in a integrated classroom. My students became my children. All from different backgrounds, income status, all of them unique and amazing. Through my teaching I found that it's hard to teach content my babies have never experienced or seen. Sure I could show them a picture from a book but how great would it be to hear the sounds of a waterfall, or see the magic of Disneyland, see the animals in a Zoo. This is where the smart tv comes in. To allow them to use technology to enhance their learning to go on virtual field trips, to experience different places they might never get to see. Furthermore, being able to provide movement breaks and on rainy days and dance which they love to do.

Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.””

What will funds be used for

The funding will help by providing a smart tv in the classroom. This will help provide movement breaks, explore pictures and videos of locations and landmarks, extend of children interest, and provide visuals to help with lesson plan objectives. Since I work for a Headstart program providing students with technology will only help them explore the world around us. For my visual learners this will help accomdate their needs.