Teach For America corps member Romy Ginsberg (Miami-Dade ’16) teaches a group of students at Norland Middle School in Miami Gardens, Florida whose curiosity causes them to inquire about everything.
Eager to learn about the natural world, her students are learning how to think scientifically. They have a solid foundation in scientific concepts—think classification of living things—and actively reinforce what they learn by participating in hands-on activities like dissection. But resources are limited.
“At the culmination of each year, our science department typically orchestrates a major dissection lab for each grade, with sixth graders dissecting owl pellets,” Ms. Ginsberg says. “However, this year I fear we will not have enough resources for the sixth graders’ dissection.”
As a result, Ms. Ginsberg has turned to DonorsChoose.org to raise funds to purchase owl pellet specimens her kids can dissect to continue learning about the natural world. And with more classroom resources like these owl pellets, she believes her students will reach their full potential both academically and personally.
“I cannot think of a better way for the students to sum up a year of scientific learning, than through a hands-on dissection,” Ms. Ginsberg says.
Please consider supporting Ms. Ginsberg’s project today—and thank you, as always, for supporting teachers and the kids they serve.