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Ms. Fox

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We're sending this note to say thank you! And hi!

And Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Why?


Because ?Happy Teacher (who is also a cheerleader,

scientist, therapist, artist, and speed reader,

mentor and nurse and tech whiz and referee,

role model, roll caller, all-around MVP

who deserves our eternal) Appreciation Day?

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  • J P Bonnette Junior High School
  • Deer Park, TX
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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This year will be the first year that a middle school in our district has a journalism elective for 8th grade students and I want to do everything in my power to ensure I equip my students with the resources and skills they need to be successful. The students at my school are low-socioeconomic and come from families that have little or no education, so purchasing cameras with their own money would be impossible. Probably as impossible as saying "no" to a juicy piece of bacon (or a crisp, crunchy carrot if you are vegetarian). If any type of equipment were donated, our class would utilize it to: 1) Build a community of learners— The entire class, including myself, lack formal education in photography. Having quality cameras would allow us to explore and share what we’ve learned with each other, which would subsequently help to build the students’ collaboration skills for use in the real world. Sometimes these students have difficulty in finding the value in education because they have experienced a tremendous amount of failure. With the right tools, our students can finally feel successful in something school related, whereas it was a “waste of time” before. 2) Create awareness of events in our community— The small community of Deer Park tends to be forgotten on the grand scale of Texas and I want my students to have the opportunity to be a voice that represents their generation. 3) Develop literacy skills— Our school in particular has a large population of English Language Learners. Thus, many students have underdeveloped reading and writing abilities. Utilizing photographs for self expression and real-world practice with language would benefit my students not only short term, but also long term.

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This year will be the first year that a middle school in our district has a journalism elective for 8th grade students and I want to do everything in my power to ensure I equip my students with the resources and skills they need to be successful. The students at my school are low-socioeconomic and come from families that have little or no education, so purchasing cameras with their own money would be impossible. Probably as impossible as saying "no" to a juicy piece of bacon (or a crisp, crunchy carrot if you are vegetarian). If any type of equipment were donated, our class would utilize it to: 1) Build a community of learners— The entire class, including myself, lack formal education in photography. Having quality cameras would allow us to explore and share what we’ve learned with each other, which would subsequently help to build the students’ collaboration skills for use in the real world. Sometimes these students have difficulty in finding the value in education because they have experienced a tremendous amount of failure. With the right tools, our students can finally feel successful in something school related, whereas it was a “waste of time” before. 2) Create awareness of events in our community— The small community of Deer Park tends to be forgotten on the grand scale of Texas and I want my students to have the opportunity to be a voice that represents their generation. 3) Develop literacy skills— Our school in particular has a large population of English Language Learners. Thus, many students have underdeveloped reading and writing abilities. Utilizing photographs for self expression and real-world practice with language would benefit my students not only short term, but also long term.

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