I teach in a low-income neighborhood school that was unfortunately in the Hurricane Harvey impact zone. Our community received over 50 inches of water in about a 24 hour period. Many of our students are English language learners which can be challenging. These students benefit from hands-on learning, which helps foster language acquisition and mathematics skills.
Last schoool year, before school started, Hurricane Harvey hit our area and water was in 80-90% of the homes in our town.
My children have very little to begin the school year with. I would like for them to have as normal of a school year as possible. I love teaching these children because they are eager to learn even with all the devastation, they have seen in their little lives.
My students were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey last school and because of the hurricane, many were in temporary housing.
I would like to give my students the kind of Christmas experience they may not get at home.
Our classroom Christmas tree last year was donated to a family who could not otherwise afford to get one. I would like to have a new tree and tree skirt in order to have it for this year and future years for my students. My student also deserve a nice Christmas party as some of them may only celebrate at school (and not at home.) I would like to make this Christmas season very memorable for them by having a "classroom family" party with plates and napkins. Please help make this a reality!
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