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Mrs. McKeel from Big Lake AK is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I See A Food Chain in the Sea

Help me give my students an experience of a lifetime. A hands on opportunity to culminate all the science exploration we have completed in class this year.

  • $1,827 goal

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My Students

My students are hardworking, deserving, hands-on learners who challenge me daily to grow as a teacher and I love it! The more hands-on and applicable I can make their lessons and learning the more successful they realize they are, they take pride in their own learning and often share with me of how the problem or situation can be solved or explored another way. They come to school each day ready to face the learning ahead of them with grit and determination. They truly inspire me in how much accountability they take when they feel like their learning is their own!

Many of my students enter my classroom with a yearning to know more, question more, think more outside the box and willing to debate their thinking more than any group of students I have ever had, and how exciting it has kept our year so far!

We are a school of about 400+ students, servicing grades PreK-5th grade. Our school is surrounded by a community of people dedicated to making life better for our students.

All of my students, when asked, will tell you they all love learning, though each one approaches their learning in different ways.

My Project

This field trip will be a culminating activity that supports all the scientific learning and exploration we have done in class this year. It also provides an opportunity some of my students will never have otherwise. An experience to learn and laugh and play with our peers while appreciating the vast world in our own state.

Students will participate in a journey through Beluga Slough and witness tide pools in person, identifying creatures and habitats we have only seen in textbooks or digitally.

My students will engage in a nature scavenger hunt and sleep in a yurt, ride a boat (some for the first time), wake to the sounds of birds and sea life, all while gaining a deeper appreciation for the world around us. Students will share in an adventure that they will talk about and build memories around for the rest of their lives.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

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Transportation First Student $1,500.00

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