As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experience.
My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical”. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and their growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I certainly can control their experiences during the school day. I am hoping to inspire our earliest learners to continue on a path toward academic excellence.
My students need transportation to their field trip to the OKC zoo. My students will be learning about animal species and their habitats. This is a field trip they are looking forward to! Many students come from low-income households, and paying for a field trip is difficult for many of my students parents and families. Utilizing donors choose will help offset some of the cost of the field trip, making it a more doable option for many students and their families. They cannot wait to learn about the many variations of animal species and the habitats in which they live!
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