School: Roy Clark Elementary (High Poverty)
City: Tulsa, OK
Teacher: Ms. Sanders
Project: With your help, my students will be able to get out in nature and see how important it is for all of us to take care of nature and the world around us. We need seeds, soil and kits. As a bonus, they will see that learning can happen even when you are having fun.
My Students: Do you remember growing your first plant or seeing birds fly up to the feeder after you left food for them?
I work in a Title I school where all of our students receive free lunches. We are an urban school, and some of our students do not have the opportunity to go outside and have fun with nature. Many of my students have never planted even one seed or had the opportunity to leave food out for birds and butterflies.My Project: With these resources, my students will get to continue the Disney project that my students from previous years got to experience. They will be practicing their math skills as we plant seeds at the correct depth and with the right number of seeds. This type of hands-on learning will not only get them out in nature, but also show them the correlation between skills learned in math and ones needed in the real world. Their hard work will pay off as we beautify the garden and provide food for the rabbits, butterflies, and turtles that visit our garden.