I am a new 5th grade teacher at Keonepoko Elementary school. The students experienced their first ever tropical storm last year, leaving them without power for two weeks. Then, the entire school was evacuated, and students placed in emergency school situations last year because of the lava flow from Kilauea threatening the school.
Now, they are back! There is a good deal of anxiety being back, and the students have been split from their peers for an entire school year. I am blessed to have a great class, and I really want to make this year memorable for them. A nice positive experience after a year of crazy.
Minecraft is an excellent teaching tool for many subjects. Students are currently writing an imaginitive journal about what might happen in the game. I would like to surprise the class by being able to build Minecraft into our curriculum. I have countless ideas of how to use Minecraft for math, reading, science and social studies (5th grade is about the explorers coming to America!)
Please help us fund this program for our class, and make this an amazing homecoming and a great year!
NOTE: The video link provided was a video made about the kids move, it is NOT my video.