Ms. O. from Bronx NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students a 45 minute "Animals Alive" program conducted by the Alley Pond Environmental Center to visit our very own classroom.
Our school is located in the heart of New York City and we have over 1400 students. All of the students in our school are eligible for free lunch. Our families are working hard to make ends meet and very often do not have the resources to purchase educational materials for their children. That is one reason I try so hard to have it available to the children at school. I love teaching first grade, the children are all so enthusiastic, curious, and above all, loving. My students have different abilities and all of the children in my care have an individual educational plan. They become excited with each new activity and are always ready to try new things. The enthusiasm little children have is contagious. I feel this enthusiasm when I am in the classroom.
Children in the Big Apple do not always get the chance to see nature up close. Children must be made aware of the interdependence on the planet of all species. The problem is my first graders do not always get the opportunity to experience nature. I want to give them this opportunity. I have been noticing that many students who are coming to city schools do not have a lot of prior knowledge when it comes to nature. My goal is to reveal to them the basic laws of nature and the risks to our planet posed by mankind. My other goal is to keep the children engaged and interested in learning. If I can keep the children engaged, I believe I will keep their interest which will lead to a strong foundation in early childhood science.
I am requesting a visit from the Alley Pond Environmental Center that will make nature come alive.
Through this experience, we will learn about different animals. My students will see nature come to life before their eyes. Children learn best through experiences that are integrated and multi-sensory. They will learn so much from animal habitats to the importance of preserving their planet. This experience will certainly enrich our program. Please help us to explore science right here in our classroom. This would be an experience the children would never forget. The seeds of scientific intrigue must be planted early so that students can encounter the laws of nature. This interactive experience would enrich my teaching and give the students experiences that go considerably beyond the picture, pencil and paper activities. I try to make my classroom a constructionist one with an emphasis on understanding by doing things hands-on. A strong science program in the early grades can lay the foundation for a lifetime.
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|Alley Pond Environmental Center||$200.00|
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