More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need a couple of tree frogs, with habitat and feeding supplies, to feel a sense of wonder and excitement about learning when they enter my classroom.
Do you remember entering your favorite science classroom in elementary school, high school, or college? What was it like? I bet there were lots of things to do, to look at with wonder, to excite you about what you were going to learn in the near future. I want my students to have that experience.
My students come from an urban, low-income area.
More than half my students have lived in poverty, have been homeless at one point or another, or have had limited access to resources that enrich their educational background. For example, even though the school is only about five miles from the beach, many of my students have told me they have never visited to ocean, and do not know the name of the ocean down the street.
I am requesting that two tree frogs, a large habitat, and feeding supplies be donated to my classroom. Throughout the past year and a half that I have been teaching, my main goal was to inspire a culture in my classroom that invokes a love of learning. I can remember as a child myself, I was so interested in all the natural world had to offer, and went on small "adventures" in the State Forest nearby my home on a regular basis. Many of my students don't have that option. They don't know about all the wonderful wildlife that exists. As a biology teacher, I want my room to bring a little more joy of learning into the lives of all my students.
This project is so vitally important to myself and my students, because it allows me to engage my students in the beauty of life; the love of learning.
Please allow me the privilege of taking high school education to the next level, to be the teacher who inspires scientific minds of the students in this town who might not have the experience elsewhere.
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