I teach creative, caring students who want to experience the world at a Title I International school in a military town. My students deal with a lot on a daily basis and often have a difficult time learning. In my class, I have several autistic students, a diabetic student, a hearing impaired student and a visually impaired student. Half of my students have at least one deployed parent and have moved multiple times in their young lives.
I want to help these students experience the world and gain a love for learning.
Unfortunately, neither the school nor the parents of the students are financially able to afford the materials or experiences that will take to close the achievement gap. These students need to learn that they can dream before they can achieve their dreams.
The third grade wishes to allow the students the opportunity to experience science hands-on and encourage a love for learning. The students will be able to see the habitats of black bears, red wolves, alpacas and lemurs. They will also learn about predators and prey, as well as, the life cycles of butterflies and other insects. Students will learn about the characteristics of living and non-living animals that are native to their state.
However, first we need to travel about an hour and a half away to visit the Museum of Life and Sciences in Durham.
This trip is one of the more expensive trips students will have the opportunity to experience and we really need the help of generous donors to make this a possibility for EVERY student in our 3rd grade classes.
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