I once read a quote that said, "The future of the world is in my classroom." This couldn't be more true in my case. I teach 6th grade math and science in a poverty ridden rural area. The kids that fill my classrooms come from all walks of life. Some have supportive parents with loving homes, while others have hardened hearts filled with rejection from parents who don't want anything to do with them. In my classroom we are a family and everyone is treated as an important cog to our learning wheel. Homelife doesn't matter in my classroom because I make sure every child feels safe, loved, and important.
With poverty so high in our area, a lot of my students see college, or even graduating high school for that matter, as something they won't be able to touch.
I want my students to know they can be successful at anything, no matter their home life. I make sure my students know that I will be there every step of the way cheering them on, and pushing them toward success. My students know they can always count on me.
As of right now, my students have no idea how fun and exciting science can really be. That's where microscopes come in. Microscopes will allow my students to explore the world of cells in our Life Science unit. None of my students have ever looked in a microscope, let alone at a slide with an animal or plant cell. In our rural school district, things like microscopes come few and far between. My students should have the opportunity to unlock their potential just like any other student in any other school.
These microscopes would help unlock an exciting realm of science that my students didn't know existed!
Education should be creative and science allows creativity. My students enjoy looking at pictures of different microscope slides on Google. But if they had the chance to physically look at a slide, I know this would ignite a fire in them to want to learn and explore more. Nothing makes my teacher heart happier than students who not only enjoy learning in our classroom, but wanting to learn more!
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