Stephanie Haecherl says her students would benefit from VersaTiles. It is a self-checking, puzzle-like skill-building tool designed to improve reading and writing skills, and will also enhance their self-management and decision making abilities.
In an educational environment where art dominates the campus culture, science teacher Art Blanchet is challenged with finding new ways to engage these creative thinkers at Rollings Middle School of the Arts.
Kathryn Sanyal teaches gifted and talented third through fifth grade students at Springfield Elementary in Charleston. Her class is known as SAIL, which stands for Students Actively Involved In Learning. To challenge them beyond the books, these students plant a garden.
From calculators to frogs, requests from teachers on the Donors Choose website in December had a little bit of everything. From December 3, which was National Giving Tuesday, through the end of December, your contributions funded four projects.
Last week, dance teacher Laura Kogan needed $588 to complete a request on the Donors Choose website for some standard costumes students could wear during their performances. Now, she needs $350 to purchase them.
As Summerville High dance teachers prepare for future productions, their students need costumes that can be worn for different types of performances. They are trained in ballet, modern and lyrical dancing.
From early learners to high school students, your generosity has touched the lives of students of all ages and all subjects. As Classroom Champions, you've donated $2971 to nine classrooms from Georgetown to Ridgeville already this school year.
Gwendolyn Brown teaches third through fifth grade students at North Charleston Elementary School. All of her students are autistic.Some have limited verbal communication. Some are non-verbal. But all are eager to learn, and Brown says that's why sensory exploration is crucial.
Melissa Chastain teaches third grade at Plantersville Elementary. Her students are eager learners. She says like many children their age, they learn more effectively when given the opportunity to use their hands.
We use cell phones, laptops and tablets daily. The materials Merrilyn Bradley is requesting will allow her students at Kingstree Middle Magnet to grasp the concept of how circuits make all of these devices work.
Melissa Chastain says her third grade students are eager learners, and like many children, learn more effectively with hands-on activities. She is requesting "Can Do Reading Games," which are hands-on reading activities.
In Loretta Easterling's 8th math grade class, traditional education students and students who require assistance are learning the third "R." She teaches at Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts. This unique program is a math inclusion class.
Students in Deborah Batzer's science class at West Ashley High have a great opportunity to learn how flooding happens. Because flooding is common in the Lowcountry, she requested stream tables kits, to help students gain a better understanding of how water moves in and out of streams and rivers.
From downtown to beach towns, flooded streets and yards are a common sight. And a teacher at West Ashley High wants to seize this opportunity to use a real world issue to teach her students a lesson that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.
Micki Boulineau of Charleston Charter School for Math and Science needs something called Breakout Edu Kits for her ninth graders.The kits will encourage students to collaborate in solving problems. They will provide students with hands-on materials to make learning and exploring fun.
Some bouncing ballerinas at Oakbrook Middle School in North Charleston get to dance part of the school day away in dance class. Their teacher says they need balance boards to improve their technical skills.
In piano class, students work at their own pace, so it is necessary for them to have headphones so they can focus on their own work. Oakbrook Middle school piano teacher Kimberly Fludd says that's why she is requesting these items on the Donors Choose website.
Coach Travis Gladden of the Zucker Middle School girls basketball team says the balls they currently have are worn out with no bounce. He's asking for help to get top quality balls for the girls, who had a great season. He says sports helps students on and off the court.
Ms. Andrysczyk is an ELA teacher at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School. She wants copies of the novel, Letters from Rifka, for her students. She says that and a big colorful rug are helpful in engaging students.
A teacher in the Williamsburg County School District is enthusiastic that a special Lego set would increase her high school students' exposure to STEM careers. But there's no money in the budget for this Lego robot system, so she's turning to the Donors choose website.
Volleyball coach Lindsay Sauls wants basic workout gear and clothing to help her students get some exercise for a healthier lifestyle. All students can take advantage of her program, but she especially wants girls to take part and develop healthy habits.
Teachers often spend their own money for extra materials, books and technology to enhance learning for their students. But there is an easy way you can help them get wish list items for their students.