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Ms. Carozza from Oakland CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Trip to Alcatraz

The cost of sending 20 students and four chaperones to Alcatraz is $692, including transportation and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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My classes are special education resource classes in English and reading at Elmhurst Middle School in East Oakland. My students are in some general education and some special education classes. Because of their cross-program scheduling, they are often a second or third thought when it comes to fun activities like assemblies and field trips. Also, I have seen that, because of their individual circumstances and goals, the special education students are less likely to speak with their general education teachers about their learning and understanding. In an effort to lessen this experience of being marginalized and reward the extra efforts required by my students to be academically and socially successful in our school, I want to begin offering an educational field trip for every marking period, especially developed for the special education students. The field trip would be open to students who are improving academically (through grades and homework), socially (attendance, behavior) and generally within their general education classes (participation, asking for help and connections with their teachers). My students have requested an educational field trip to tour Alcatraz. Living in East Oakland, most of my students have heard of Alcatraz and its colorful history; however, not one has been there. I would like to offer this day trip as the goal field trip for our fifth marking period ending April 21st. We would like to take the trip during the week of April 24th. We can take the bus to the BART station. We can get bus and BART tickets from our school, but will need to pay for transportation once in San Francisco and tickets to Alcatraz. Alcatraz offers the students a chance to learn local history. At our school, 6th and 7th graders learn world history, and 8th graders only get half a year of American history. My students have expressed interest in the history of the Bay Area, and particularly in Alcatraz. Our visit to Alcatraz will also allow us a common area of knowledge that we can use to better understand our other studies. Thank you for your time and support.

Ms. Carozza
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Alcatraz in San Francisco
(tour of Alcatraz including ferry trip to get there.)
20 students and 4 teachers $536.00

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