More than half of students from low‑income households
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Where is the Planet Dominican Republic?
My students need 2 sets of landform molding kits and a continents of the world activity set.
My active and energetic second grade students are part of a high need community - the majority are of low income, and as children of immigrants, 88% speak English as a second language. The mission of our charter school is that all students can succeed. It is our hope to inspire a life long love of learning in each and every student.
For many of my students, their world is limited to the city they live in and a yearly trip to visit family in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. Many of my students have little concept of the geography of their own state, let alone the rest of the United States or the world. They also struggle with the vocabulary of geography such as continents, countries, states, cities, etc. While I am able to provide my students with videos and photographs from the Internet, and books that I have checked out from my local library, these resources are not enough to create a lasting impact for my students who crave hands-on activities. Unfortunately, being a charter school, we do not have the funding to purchase new resources such as the materials that I am proposing.
I am requesting materials to make geography come alive for my students. The continents of the world activity kit will incorporate reading, writing, and vocabulary: areas of instruction that are vitally important for my English Language Learners. The landform molding kit will provide essential hands-on and visual elements that will enhance my students' learning. I plan to incorporate these materials into an interdisciplinary unit that includes history, science, math, reading, writing, and art.
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