I am a 4th grade math and science teacher at a Charter school. My school has provided character and life-long learning through challenging educational experiences. My students are creative, curious and resourceful. They are 126 of the most wonderful 4th grades, and come from extremely diverse social and economic backgrounds. I am fortunate to work with kids from great families, a supportive school administration, and teachers who are working hard to create a community school where children can thrive. Pines Charter is a free public charter school run by the city, Title I, and 51% of our students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. All K-5th grade students attend Music, Dance, Art, Spanish, and STEAM specials. All students work with Visual Art in arts integration unit, Coding in their steam program and multicultural projects that vary throughout the year.
Our 4th grade team challenge everyday is to have a structured recess, without the proper equipment.
We lack equipment that will support organized recess.
Our amazing 4th graders need outdoor toys and equipment to start our structures recess program. By providing structured games students will be learning new games and working on their social skills outside of the classroom. We have asked for football, soccer balls, volleyballs and nets.
Our goal is to teach students teamwork, social skills and cooperative learning through play.
The soccer ball and nets will allow for soccer games. We will use the volleyballs to team teamwork and cooperation. With the newly painted basketball courts we have we will use the basketballs to teach the fundamentals of basketball and reinforce teamwork.
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