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

The Teacher From The Black Lagoon Comes to Life

My students need 60 tickets to see the play "Teacher from the Black Lagoon."

  • $681 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2015.

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My Students

Seeing a live performance can be priceless to a child! Theater can be a terrific medium for boosting self-esteem, improving public speaking, and even providing a positive outlet for children.

I teach in a low socioeconomic area.

A full 100% of my students receive free lunch. Many of my second grade students are scoring below grade level in reading. Most of my parents speak only Spanish or Chinese. Thus, school is one of the few places where academic English development occurs in their lives.

My Project

A play has the ability to jump a story off the page and bring it to life. My students need 60 tickets to see the play "Teacher from the Black Lagoon." This will be their first time going to a live performance. Imagine the great learning experience my students will have! We have read the story The Teacher From the Black Lagoon, but to see actors perform this live is far more compelling than any movie. This may be the only time my students ever see a live performance, so I want to plant the seed that the stage is a way of expression. They can see how costumes and makeup can change a person into any character from a book. Theater can make the connection to the importance of reading where students can connect text to human emotions. We've all had that substitute teacher who was scarier, uglier, and meaner than ever, but this teacher takes the cake!

Theater is another lens through which to see and understand a story.

This play, The Teacher From The Black Lagoon, will truly make a story come to life while also bringing us closer together for even just an hour.

Ms. Gong
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Activity Theatreworks USA $540.00

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