The students at our school are happy, eager to learn and exemplify kindness despite the high poverty rate that has limited their life experiences. With over 70% receiving free lunch, the majority of our students are Spanish speaking, living in a neighborhood that supports their home language. A diversity of cultures, folklore, music, and experiences make up our neighborhood and the students who come from El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and other countries from South America. It isn't uncommon to have students arrive who have never been in a learning environment, let alone experienced English.
No matter what their predominant language might be, our students love learning!
They embrace new knowledge, new experiences, and are always eager to learn.
Our world is a large, intriguing place and nothing helps bring about our understanding of it better than our ability to look closely at its mysteries.
The experience of growing plants and the use of microscopes for observation transcends the almost cold, impersonal look via computer images.
With microscopes and slides, students can actually manipulate what they see, how they see it, and make choices of what they look at. Observing plant growth provides a look at the needs of living things. Students' subsequent discoveries will be something that they can incorporate in their day to day learning but also in supporting their personal understanding of their world.
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