I'm proud to say that I work at the school that I attended as a child. It is a high poverty, Title I school in New York. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch.
My students are faced with many challenges inside and outside the classroom.
They struggle personally and academically and have diverse needs. My class consists of general education students and children who receive special education services. Students living in homeless shelters travel from other parts of the city to our school every day. Families that are new to the country (English new language learners) have the added burden of learning to communicate in English.
Despite the challenges they face daily, my students are filled with energy, are happy, and are motivated to learn. They are scientists, singers, mathematicians, leaders, comedians, readers, writers, teachers, dancers, me, and you; they are everything!
My goal is to make my students' school environment comfortable and their learning experiences, creative and challenging to prepare them for the future. I want my students to feel safe from the outside world, so they can focus on learning and simply being kids.
Our school year came to an upsetting, abrupt end.
When we return to our classroom, I want to make sure that it is clean and ready for my students to get back to learning.
The supplies included in this project will help us keep Coronavirus out of our learning space.We need soap, wipes and lotion to keep our hands clean. Tissues keep my students from sneezing on each other. The sponges, cleaning spray and wipes will be used to keep our desks and floor clean daily. I look forward to having everything go back to "normal" and my students are used to being in a space that is clean and worry-free. Please help us get back to our classroom.
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