"From a little spark may burst a flame." ~ Dante Alighieri. My four year old, Transitional Kindergarten students are curious little beings. We plan to use imagination to spark curiosity through art, engineering, and architecture. We are focused on empowering students through Art.
Our students live in one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Diego County.
Our students come from very low-income families.
Some students live with multiple families in the same apartment. Many of the parents are working two or more jobs just to survive. Our local food bank delivers backpacks of food to the kids so they have food for the weekends. During the week, every child eats a minimum of two meals each day (school breakfast and school lunch). In spite of these challenges, our students and their families are focused on going to college! On Fridays, we break our uniform code to wear our shirts "I am going to college!"
Many of our students come to school with struggles and I feel a lot of empathy for my military children and their families. We have students with one or both parents deployed. These kiddos are often staying with grandparents or other loved ones who work hard to fill in the gaps.
We are asking for a large set of wooden building blocks. My students will use the blocks to create sculptures, buildings, roads, towns, and more while learning about architecture, engineering, and collaboration. My students will begin to learn about angles, light, color, and form. Blocks will enable my students to spark creativity and wonderment.
Imagine starting the education race, everyone is at the same starting line.
Now you take ten steps back because your family can't read. Ten more steps because you live in poverty. Twenty more because your language skills are limited. With your help, we can equalize the great education race. We can eliminate the gaps by providing rich learning experiences. Your help with our youngest learners is greatly appreciated.
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