My students are amazing lovers of learning. As the oldest in the school, they strive to be the leaders we know they can be. As leaders of the school climate and culture, they are admired by the rest of the students.
My students range in age from 10 to 12, and they are primarily African-American children who come from low socioeconomic homes.
All of my students receive free lunch and breakfast.
Despite many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.
These orbital models will provide hands-on, up close learning for my students as we explore how the Moon moves and how the Earth moves as well. We are learning about celestial objects and how they affect Earth. These models will help me teach the concepts that are in my curriculum in a more concrete way.
This will help my students grasp the concepts of day and night, seasonal changes, moon phases, and why the constellations that are visible change throughout the year.
These are difficult concepts for fifth graders since they are so abstract. With these models, I can make understanding the concepts a little easier.
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