Our students attend a Title I elementary school. They are hardworking and very enthusiastic. They are from diverse backgrounds and add to the culture of our school. They face many challenges daily.
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." -Sydney Harris
My students have turned windows into doors. They break through barriers many other students do not face. They made twenty percent gains on our state end-of-course exam. If they have the tools to be successful, they can be. They want a level playing field in the classroom.
I teach 7th grade civics, in the state of Florida. Thousands of students are returning to the classroom tomorrow and I need help providing what they may need. Every middle school student is required to pass an end of course exam for civics worth 33% of their final grade.
The requested supplies are to keep the classroom clean and safe; the other materials are to create flash cards and study stations for review purposes.
Everyday I wipe down my tables and boards to make the classroom clean, inviting and free from Covid. I also wipe down any shared surfaces and high traffic areas.
The index cards and sandwich bags are to make flashcard packets for over half of the 400 words they need to know to pass the end of course exam.
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