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Ms. Faherty from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Field Trip to the Willis Tower and the Skydeck

Help me give my students a trip to culminate their building study and connect their learning with the city that they live in. We hope to take our trip to Willis Tower this February!

  • $593 goal

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My Students

Our classroom community is made up of 20 thoughtful and adventurous preschoolers. Their curiosity and desire to learn means that they are always questioning and pushing boundaries. Each day, they come to school eager to dive into new ideas and challenge what they know. They have come to see problems as opportunities and failures as learning experiences. They inspire me everyday!

Our school sits in a beautiful community, filled with Hispanic heritage, but low on resources and economic opportunity for families.

Because of their background, it is even more important that our children have access to hands-on, meaningful learning opportunities. Our students' low income background does not deter us from holding them to high expectations, and raising the visibility of their work.

I am proud everyday to work with these children, and I look forward to watching them grow as learners and as humans.

My Project

Our preschool classroom has loved building and deconstructing towers since the first day of school. Stemming from this interest, we have decided to take a deeper look at architecture, construction, and types of buildings. This has led us to our long-term building inquiry and study, which we would like to complete by taking a trip to the Willis Tower.

This field trip will allow the children to culminate their study and celebrate their learning by taking a look at a beautiful piece of the city.

Living in Chicago and studying buildings, it seems that it would be a great waste to go without experiencing one of the most famous buildings in the world, right in our backyard. The children will have a chance to interview a building worker, see the building's exhibits, eat lunch in the tower, and finally ride up to the 103rd floor to experience the 'Ledge' and get a chance to see some of the world's greatest architecture from 1,353 feet.

Ms. Faherty
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Activity Willis Tower $467.00

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