Fifteen Arctic Native, Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian students live in a very small rural community of 53 people. Most have been residents their entire lives and will likely return to live and work here after college or trade schools.
Families view school as very important because they want their children to be successful when competing for positions in their future careers.
Our rural, very isolated school has approximately 15 students whose families must go to the larger cities in the state to shop, or utilize online vendors for their necessities. Often vendors will not ship to us because of our remote location so we have very little variety in our supplies. The natural forest and river environment is our magnificent classroom.
Students do not have the learning resources in their homes needed for successful learning.
Maps, flash cards, fraction manipulatives, and take-home supplies will be given to each family to keep for all students in the home.
These materials can be utilized for many activities across the curriculum. Math fact fluency is very important for further success in math. Fractions are important in fourth and fifth grades. These items will be instrumental in providing academic success. Maps are used in reading and history. Microscopes will be introduced for science standards success.
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