"Nothing is impossible; even the word itself says, "I'm Possible!" This is a quote that hangs in our classroom and over the years, it has become our motto. My students know that I will never give up on them, so they aren't allowed to give up on themselves.
Students in my classroom are students who have not been successful in the traditional classroom setting.
They learn best with hands-on skills and real-world relevance. Students come to class ready to be immersed in learning for their life after high school, not just for a grade. My students haven't always "gotten" school.
Somewhere along the way, they lost their passion for learning. It is my goal to try to rejuvenate that joy and passion. My students work in a competency-based program where they are no longer focused on credits but instead, are showing true proficiency in sixty areas related to high school subjects such as biology, personal finance and literature. Projects are all hands-on and often include "real world" relevance with field trips or guest speakers. Not all students learn the same and this program is designed for those students.
It's easy to get students to learn math, reading, art, and PE at home. But science is a lot harder. Students need specific supplies, directions, and knowledge. These science kits are the perfect way to help my students learn more about various concepts while we are away from school.
Even though schools are closed, that doesn't mean that learning is over.
Students still need to be engaged in the learning process. However, my students are at a higher disadvantage for learning at home simply because of their economic status. Children in poverty don't have the learning experiences that their peers do, especially now that times are tough for a lot of our families. Help me to keep my students learning at home!
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