Help me give my students a memorable trip to a fabulous zoo to experience nature up close.
My students come from a struggling, high needs, urban neighborhood in New York City. Our school is a warm, nurturing environment, and the children enjoy coming to school. I am currently teaching 18 lovable preschoolers who are curious, funny, loving, and eager to learn. The parents of our students are working hard to make a better life for their families and desire a stellar education for their children.
My little ones are curious, imaginative, loving, creative, honest, and cute.
The community is diverse and considerably lower income. The children I teach are all eager to learn and are enthusiastic. My classroom is comprised of children who are learning English and also with children who have different abilities.
My main goal in first grade is to keep the children engaged and interested in learning. If I can keep the children engaged, I believe I will keep their interest which will lead to a strong foundation in early childhood science.
I would like to visit the Queens Zoo with the children.
At this zoo, the children will experience a waterfowl marsh along with animals such as cranes and ducks and a woodland trail inhabited with a lynx, pumas and an owl. They will observe many other animals such as an Andean bears, coyotes, sea lions, macaws, and all kinds of domestic animals. They will also have a one of a kind classroom learning experience at the zoo as well. This experience will surely add to their amazing day as they learn more about the animals at the zoo and their habitats. They will even meet an animal that lives at the zoo up close.
I have noticed that many students who are being raised in cities do not have a lot of prior knowledge when it comes to nature. My goal is to reveal to them the basic laws of nature and the risks to our planet posed by mankind. We will see nature come to life right before our eyes. Children learn best through experiences that are integrated and multi-sensory. This would be an experience the children would never forget. Through this early exposure perhaps one of my students will grow up to be a conservationist or a biologist. This experience would enrich my teaching and give the students experiences that go considerably beyond the picture, pencil and paper activities. Thank You for taking the time to read our proposal.
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