My students need bus transportation so they can go on a field trip to Loggerhead Marine Life Center.
This year my goal has been to help my students understand a life outside of Lake Worth that they do not often see. I want them to experience the world and the opportunities that are available to them. I want them to see their potential and know that they are capable.
I have 18 vivacious, life-loving six and seven year-olds who are more inquisitive and thirsty for knowledge than any group I've had before.
They have taken a particular curiosity to marine life and the people who study it. Right now, in our non-fiction reading and writing units, we are having a shark frenzy! Any and every fact about sharks and other marine life is being read and written about. I love that they cheer for reading and writing time because they are so excited about their non-fiction texts! I want to take that excitement for the world around them and turn it into real world experiences that will continue to grow their curiosity and love for learning.
Each year, I teach a science unit on sea turtles. Although this is a 'science' unit, it is really an integrated unit that I work into my reading and writing. Students spend two weeks studying various types of sea turtles. Reading about them, creating them with different activities, and writing non-fiction teaching books about them. I always show my students YouTube sea turtle videos to try and give my students a better look into what sea turtles are really like, knowing from seeing them in person before that the videos don't do them justice. This year I decided to take it a step further. When the district sent out a list of vendors they would supply free transportation, Loggerhead Marine Life Center was on the list and I was thrilled. I scheduled a field trip and they gave us a discount for being a Title I school. Everything was falling into place until the district informed me there was no money left to fund field trips. We were left to cover the cost of transportation on our own. This project is to help fund the bus transportation so our class can take a field trip to Loggerhead Marine Life Center.
Your help donating to this project so we can have the transportation of this field trip covered, will allow my students to experience a hands-on learning opportunity that many of them will never get a chance to experience otherwise.
In many schools, getting transportation would be no issue. Parents could cover the costs and could even drive students to the destination. Unfortunately, that is not an option at our school, but I cannot justify my students missing out on opportunities because of their socioeconomic status.Read More
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