More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Scientifically Speaking - Accelerated Learning Model
My students need books about various parts of the world, a Science Tools Supply Center for examining things from around the world and around home, blank slides, a LadyBug Land and more.
We're off on a brand new adventure! As part of a new program, my second graders will be part of an Accelerated Learning Model (ALM). Science and social studies will drive a large part of our curriculum as we "travel" around the world to discover new places that will enrich our learning.
Our school is AMAZING!
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. They come from a high-poverty area, but most of them have tremendous family support. Family members are often seen helping out in classrooms and with school projects.
We have a high Hispanic population with many of our students coming from homes where Spanish is the main language spoken.
We house many special education programs and have received awards for our inclusive practices. We have many co-teaching models, but all teachers embrace the "all means all" philosophy.
Now, we have been selected to be one of a handful of schools that will have an ALM in each grade level. Students who are selected for this program are chosen using a variety of criteria. Studies have shown that while there is much done for struggling students, our accelerated students are plateauing. This model allows the students to not only learn the required Common Core materials, but to take them further and deeper and at a faster pace.
The goal for the school year is to take a "trip" around the world, stopping in each continent and exploring the surrounding oceans to guide their learning. Students will be studying habitats, earth formations, environments, cultures, ecology and animals, as well as many other scientific and social studies-related curriculum.
To facilitate the students' learning, we need materials to allow us to discover the world around us. To do this, we are requesting a set of science materials that will allow the students to participate in a variety of learning activities. They will need beakers, microscopes and slides, magnets, magnifying glasses, and habitats for observation. These materials will enhance the materials that are already in place in our classroom. Students will also need books that they can learn and study from to enrich their learning. These books are centered around habitats, environments and earth formations.
I hope that you will join us on our "trip" around the world and support these exceptional students as they work to enrich their learning.
My principal always says that we are preparing our students for a future that has not even been invented yet. We could possibly be "growing" the next Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs or Amelia Earhart. Who knows what road these young ones could pave in the future.
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