My students need a new parachute, paints, and an art canvas please.
I have been teaching at my school for more than 30 years. For all that time my students have had a parachute with which they learned and played. That chute has begun to really show its age.(Me too)
My students come from varied backgrounds.
They all have one thing in common. Most are from immigrant families trying their very best to make a better life for their kids. My students are, for the most part, eager and enthusiastic learners. When it comes to moving, they are all about it. Therefore, when I took out the parachute recently they were quite excited. Much to my dismay our chute is beginning to shred in spots, there is a hole where one never was before, and the rope around the edge has pulled through so it is very hard to hold onto on one side.
One of the reasons I took the parachute out at this point in time is because I was planning on using it to make a circus "tent" for our Kindergarten show in June. I planned on having the older students use it as it is designed - for movement and exercise, and then in June set it up as a circus tent for our Kindergarten Circus show. Unfortunately, I cannot do that in the shape it is in now. Therefore, I am respectfully requesting a new parachute and to add to our show I would also like to get a canvas on which to paint some scenery and a set of whiteboard paints. These items would just add a little bit more and make our show extra special. I know just what I will paint on it too. Something bright and colorful to inspire my students.
I believe that everyone responds to his/her environment.
If things are shabby or dreary it casts a pall on the entire experience and learning can suffer. With a new parachute and some spiffy new scenery I think my students will enjoy their lessons even more and respond with great joy and even greater enthusiasm. And, that would really make my job easier and so much more rewarding. Thank you for considering my proposal.
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