My students are curious young children who are amazed at the world around them. My students love coming to school to share stories about their lives, question what is happening around them, and learn something new. Since they come from low-income homes, this is often the first time they have experienced some of the things we are learning.
One hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.
My school is a Title I school in which we strive to provide our students with what they need to be successful. Often, my students' families do not have the resources to provide school supplies, proper clothing for the changing seasons in Michigan, or extracurricular activities.
I know that my students need these things to feel successful, so I try my best to provide them with every tool that I can so that I can inspire them to be life-long learners.
Science is my class' favorite subject. They love exploring the world and relating what they know already to what they are going to learn next. To promote my students' love of science, I have adopted a new science curriculum that teaches them through visuals such as books, videos, and posters; scientific writing and hands-on experiments.
But, we are in need of materials to do the experiments.
In our Plant and Animal unit of study, students will use flexible straws to design a bird beak that is ideal for picking up food. In our Light and Sound unit, students will shine a flashlight on the tissue paper, colored cellophane, and aluminum foil to determine which one is transparent, opaque, and translucent. In our Spinning Sky unit about the solar system, we will use the plastic and paper cups to make our own constellations of stars.
My students will learn so much more from these units if they have the right materials to use for their experiments. The supplies in this project are enough to use for this year and for one to two years after that.
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