I teach 6th grade in a rural school. Our school is tiny—just one class per grade level.
Our student population is very diverse.
We have students from all income levels and ethnic backgrounds; yet, we are a family. Students get the opportunity to grow with each other year after year, and those shared experiences foster lifelong friendships.
Sixth grade is a fantastic age to teach. Students are open to learning all new things, always have questions, and want to learn more. I enjoy introducing them to new ideas and incorporating project-based learning into my lessons.
Our students have a wonderful opportunity to participate and compete in team sports in 6-8th grades, while practicing and learning skills in 4-6th grades. The skills the children learn while playing these sports surpass the rules of the game. These students learn how to cooperate with each other and problem solve all while being active.
Our classes may be small, but we have a mighty spirit!
We are a tiny school, with just one grade per class. This doesn't provide much variety for competition. To help students who may not have the opportunity otherwise, we have joined with other small schools in the area and created a sports league. We have regular games scheduled against other schools, and the rivalry can get quite intense!
Unfortunately, due to the constant use of the equipment, we need regular repairs and replacement. This project will provide much needed basketball equipment for our students to use in preparation for the weekly competitions against other schools in the area.
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