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Ms. Caudill from Garner NC is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help 5th Graders To Experience Washington, DC!

Help me give my students a a chance to experience Washington, DC to learn about history and science and to create memories that will last a lifetime!

  • $1,469 goal

This project expired on December 11, 2018.

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My Students

I am the school social worker at a high needs elementary school. A lot of my students have experienced poverty, homelessness, and other challenging situations. However, these students are resilient, hardworking, loving, and deserving. They have so many amazing goals and dreams for their futures. I am often in awe listening to them talk about their hobbies, interests, and ideas.

At my school, our staff would love for our students to experience as many awesome educational opportunities as possible despite financial barriers.

My Project

This year fifth-grade students at our school have been given the opportunity to visit Washington, DC on an overnight school field trip. They will visit scientific and historical museums and monuments over a three-day adventure across the city. The knowledge students will gain on this trip connects perfectly to fifth-grade common core standards, and provides highly beneficial experiential learning.

We feel that all of our students deserve the chance to experience new places, expand their knowledge and connect classroom learning to real life experiences.

Unfortunately, financial barriers prevent many of our students from being able to participate in these experiences. Across the county, many schools in higher income areas have participated in the sending their fifth-graders to Washington, DC year after year. However, as we are a Title 1 school, with 81% of our students receiving free/reduced lunch, we historically have not had the Washington, DC trip at our school as paying for the trip is a financial hardship for many of our parents. In an effort to increase the number of positive learning experiences and to promote equity for our students we would like to see each of our fifth-grade students have the same opportunity as thousands of other students across the county and attend this trip. This is a partial funding request, as the total cost of the trip exceeds the $1,200 budget. We are working with other local community resources as well.

Please consider helping us to make our goal come true! Thank you!

Ms. Caudill
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Activity Holbrook Field Trips $1,200.00

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