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Mrs. Carby from Streator IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kimes Monkeys are Heading to the Zoo!

Help me give my students assistance purchasing tickets and transportation costs to attend a field trip to Miller Park Zoo.

  • $842 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our first grade students LOVE nature and exploring! We just finished up a unit on Animals and are ready to take our learning to the real word and get to the zoo to see some tigers, monkeys, and wildlife!

Our first grade has 130+ very enthusiastic students who love to read and learn!

(6 classrooms) Our district is 76% low income. We have 24 English Language Learners in first grade, and several students receiving special education services. One thing that they all have in common- THEY LOVE TO LEARN AND EXPLORE! Our school has a very inviting atmosphere and dedicated staff. Unfortunately, our district is having financial difficulties and has had to turn down field trips in the past years due to no funds available for busing, etc... With this high of a percentage of low income families, it is very hard to collect money from them for field trips.

My Project

For MANY of these students, a field trip to the zoo to see their favorite animals will be a "once in a lifetime" adventure. Many of the students will never get an experience like this with their families. After the field trip, the students will not only be discussing the trip, but they will also be researching a zoo animal and then presenting their information to the other students.

As mentioned above, we are a 76% low-income district, and so many of the students will never get to attend such an educational and fun adventure.

With the heavy shift to common core and the main focus on reading/math, it is still important to not forget about the hands-on, real-life experiences. These experiences also provide ELL students with great visuals and experiences to enhance their learning and exposure to vocabulary.

Mrs. Carby
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Transportation Illinois Central $675.00

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