CONGRATULATIONS to our Donors Choose $25 donation Winner………………………….
She only has about 2 weeks left & needs help getting the rest of her project funded!! You can visit her project here and read more about it below.
About Ms. D’s class:
I teach a Fifth Grade inclusion classroom in a Title I elementary school in Virginia that has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three consecutive years in Reading and is also in Year 2 Title I School Improvement. My classroom is made up of one ELL student and 4 students who have been identified with special needs. My students range in age from 10 to 12 years-old. The greater part of my class learns best through visual and kinesthetic teaching and learning. My students come to school from very economically disadvantaged homes; 86% of my students receive free and reduced lunch. Many of my students are from military families with several students having at least one active duty military parent. One student has a parent who is incarcerated and has been placed in the care of the grandparents.
About Ms. D’s Project:
My students need botany kits to learn, such as TickleMe Classroom Kit, EarthBox Elementary School Support, Basic Plant Kingdom Survey Set and Discovering Plant Cells unit to get hands-on biology classes. My students need to investigate that organisms are made of cells and have traits that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment. If we receive plants from both classifications and to grow a class garden, it would make an EX-CELL-LENT impact on their level of engagement and achievement. With the utilization of materials like cell charts/models and microscope slides, students will draw, label, and describe the essential structures of plant or animal cells and their functions. Comparing and contrasting plant and animal cells will also be a part of the learning process with these materials.