A Supplication for Supplies: An Alphabetical Appeal
The cost of all sorts and manner of classroom supplies, including tape, highlighters, glue sticks, crayons, modeling clay and much more is $598, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
This project expired on October 17, 2007.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Attention, ladies and gentlemen! I have a simple request to make.
The further expansion of my students' creativity is at stake.
Boys and girls, ages 9 and 10, desperately need paper, pencils and sticks of glue.
Change their fates forever, or at least, for a month or two.
Dollars and cents are for what I plead to make daily work more successful.
Each and every one who reads this can help keep our supply closet full.
Flowers, hand-made, go really well with a story about a garden in the community.
Paper fish in green, yellow, or blue are perfect when we explore the sea.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, that's what Lady Liberty said.
How about limitless supplies, I say, to keep my students' brains well fed.
Inside the heads of my 28 students are ideas that grow and grow.
Just giving them clay, stencils or paint will help them better show me what they know.
Kids, like mine, have so much to offer, considering the richness of their cultures alone.
Laos, Mexico and Nicaragua are where some of them call home.
Opening their minds and expanding their knowledge base is my school-year plan.
Please hear my plea for products, question it not.
Respond with a. . .Si, Ja, or Oui or a good old, "Yes, Ma'am!"
Tell me that you'll come to our rescue and help us because you can.
Understand that you'll be doing a great deed by lending a helping hand.
Victory will come to this room
Whistles and bells will sound.
Xavier and others will surely improve and even reluctant Roy will come around.
"Yes, I'll support you!" is what I want to hear when this supplication is done.
Zzzz are what you'll hear if you fund my appeal, no more restless nights wondering from whence more supply money will come.
I teach 4th grade at William G. Hibbard Elementary School, located on Chicago's northwest side, which serves a 96% low-income population with a 25% mobility rate. There are over 1,000 students enrolled in grades Pre-K through 6. Over 72% of the student body is Latino with 36.4% of the entire school being English Language Learners. Students at Hibbard represent countries from all over the world, including Assyria, Bosnia, Laos, Mexico, Somalia, the Sudan and Vietnam.
Thank you for considering my proposal.
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