"Nothing is impossible; even the word itself says, "I'm Possible!" This is a quote that hangs in our classroom and over the years, it has become our motto. My students know that I will never give up on them, so they aren't allowed to give up on themselves.
Students in my classroom are students who have not been successful in the traditional classroom setting.
They learn best with hands-on skills and real-world relevance. Students come to class ready to be immersed in learning for their life after high school, not just for a grade. My students haven't always "gotten" school.
Somewhere along the way, they lost their passion for learning. It is my goal to try to rejuvenate that joy and passion. My students work in a competency-based program where they are no longer focused on credits but instead, are showing true proficiency in sixty areas related to high school subjects such as biology, personal finance and literature. Projects are all hands-on and often include "real world" relevance with field trips or guest speakers. Not all students learn the same and this program is designed for those students.
I strive for to give my students experiences they won't get unless I take them. Living in poverty, my students often have never traveled out of our county, much less out of the state. This year, instead of just taking them on a short trip across our state, we are taking students to Tennessee. Why there? We are going to the South-East Young Adult Book Festival (SE-YA). We will be driving there to give our students to most experiences as possible. We kept our cost low to make sure that all our students could go ($100 for a week!), but I would like to add a few more "fun" extras.
For students who have never been out of state, or taken any kind of trip, I want to give my students the full "road trip" experience.
A huge part of that experience is snacks for the road. My students can't afford to bring their own snacks, but maybe you could help? I really want to give my students the best trip ever, and some snacks for the road would be perfect!
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