My students have a thirst for knowledge. They come from many countries and most are beginner English language learners. This doesn’t stop their curiosity for the natural world and how things work or where we get resources from.
Unfortunately, most of my students have not had many experiences prior to attending school.
The families work hard to provide for their children, but they do not have the resources to give them many experiences. In my classroom, I try to give them as many hands-on and experiential learning opportunities as possible.
My students range in age from 4 years old to 11. Many come from economically disadvantaged homes and they struggle with oral and written language. When they have experiences that relate to the real world, it makes learning more relevant and meaningful for them. They are eager to get involved and learn as much as they can.
Earlier in the school year, my students learned about how plants and animals are interdependent. We also learned about animal and plant survival skills and we have also studied how animals grow and change. By observing the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, my students will get to see up close and personal how they grow and change from caterpillars to chrysalis to adult butterfly. The students will get to care for the butterflies and release them into our school garden. They will be able to see how our butterflies will feed from our pollinator plants in our garden.
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