Teach For America alum Stefanie Wissmann (New York ’04) teaches a group of curious and energetic fourth graders at Cragmont Elementary School in Berkeley, California.
“They love learning more about themselves, each other, and the world,” Ms. Wissman says. “They are definitely voracious readers and enjoy learning about history.”
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her students also love to go on field trips to complement what they’re learning in the classroom—especially when it comes to Native Americans, European explorers, and the Gold Rush.
Ms. Wissmann and her class will soon be taking part in an Environmental Living Program at Petaluma Adobe Historic Park where students will have the opportunity to learn about 19th century rancho life in California. She understands an experience like this is priceless, but there are substantial transportation costs associated with this type of field trip, and as a result, she’s turned to DonorsChoose.org to raise funds to cover the travel costs.
“Helping fund our transportation costs to Petaluma Adobe will ensure that my students’ families can put their time, energy, and resources towards getting the other items needed to make this trip a success,” Ms. Wissmann says. “Students will walk away from this trip with increased independence and a deeper understanding of California history.”
Please consider supporting Ms. Wissmann’s project today—and thank you, as always, for supporting teachers and the kids they serve.