Ms. S. from Portland OR is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need the chance to experience and apply their knowledge at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
As a teacher in a low-income and high poverty school, I see that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school. They come to school with baggage that we can't even imagine, from witnessing domestic violence to not knowing where they are going to sleep at night. My classroom serves students with a range of disabilities; talented and gifted students, students with intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and students with high sensory needs.
Despite the many challenges they face, I strive to provide my students with creative, meaningful, and relevant learning experiences.
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I provide my students with the love that they may not see at home. I remind my students of their potential. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.
At our school, there is one strand of English Neighborhood Programming. This means our students have been together since Kindergarten! This is the last year for this program at school, and our students will be moved in the fall- away from their peers, teachers, and administration. The BIG field trip they were all looking forward to was the Oregon Museum of Science when they reach 4th grade. Unfortunately, with this transition, that field trip is no longer an opportunity for them to have together.
My students are resilient and deserve the same opportunities as their peers who are not being transitioned to a new school.
Many of the students at our school do not have the opportunity to go to the museum because of the admission fees. They have never been to a Planetarium to learn about the stars, or been asked to build a model structure that would stand strong during a simulated earthquake.
This field trip is the only time that many of them get to explore science in a hands-on way! I have been their teacher for two years and I would love nothing more than to celebrate their learning and our time together with an end of the year field trip to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry!
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