Most educators feel their classroom of students are the best and greatest. Although I can't argue with their opinions, I happen to think that I have the best and greatest students on this planet. There isn't a day that I don't look forward to seeing their faces and seeing them develop in knowledge and wisdom before my eyes. I may be their teacher, but they teach me so many lessons each day as well. Currently, I am educating a set of curious, friendly, and resilient fourth grade students that are constantly excited about learning.
My students attend a Title I school in which 30% live in shelters.
Despite the obstacles they face on a daily basis, they are always eager to learn and never give up hope. As their teacher, I buy the majority of the materials they need to help them achieve their academic goals out of my own pocket because I want to provide them with the opportunities to learn and experience things they never imagined. I want to instill the joy that learning can bring regardless of the challenges within their own lives.
My classroom is in need of tissue, cleaning wipes, Band-Aids for boo-boos, and basic cleaning supplies. Many of my parents are struggling with putting food on the table, which makes it difficult for me to ask for simple donations for the classroom such as cleaning supplies. I instead buy the essential cleaning supplies with my own money.
My students need soft tissues to wipe runny noses, instead of finding other means as tissue paper.
I would like to provide a little bit of comfort to their day by having real tissues. I am hoping the use of cleaning/disinfecting wipes will reduce the chance of spreading the cold and/or flu this school year. I want to keep the children in school and not out because of germs.
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