My students are from very low socioeconomic backgrounds and school is a safe, fun place for them to come. Many of them also come from different cultural backgrounds and many of them are English Language Learners.
My students love to learn and come to school every day excited about what we will do each day.
They are very creative and love to think out loud about what we are learning. They love it when we are working together and are willing to work hard.
Oklahoma City lost $30 million in funding this year. We have gone from $25 per student to $15 per student. We expect more budget cuts next year. Many major areas lost funding. Due to a huge budget crisis in Oklahoma, the budget for basic printing and copying of pages for kids at school is almost nonexistent. I am asking for more toner for my laser jet printer that I have in my room. In order to create a complete learning environment I am asking for a way to make the copies necessary for my students' everyday learning.
I feel that it is important for my students' success in school.
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