We have 95 wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in our classrooms speak a variety of languages. Eighty-eight percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number is quickly rising. Half of the students at my school identify as Asian, a quarter identify as African American, fourteen percent identify as Hispanic, ten percent identify as Caucasian, and one percent identify as American Indian. Our classrooms are rich with diversity and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.The classrooms in my school are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or diagnosed with special needs. We have co-taught classrooms with the children that are diagnosed with special needs.
Our students are fun-loving, curious, and hard workers!
Their curiosity drives them on a daily basis to see more, do more, and want more.
Our wonderful 1st grade students live in the inner city of St. Paul, surrounded by buildings, concrete, and people. This field trip to the Dodge Nature Center will not only give our students access to nature and animals they don't normally see, but access to Minnesota nature and what our great state has to offer.
Some of the things they will get to do is tour a farm (cows, chickens, and goats, oh my!), learn about the importance of honey bees and hives, and explore the different kinds of amphibians and reptiles native to our beautiful and great state of Minnesota!
This field trip will help them to see what the other parts of Minnesota are.
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