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Ms. Snyder from West Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dear Future Self

My students need postage stamps. Each year students write a letter to their future self and we have 140 students in sixth grade every year. We need assistance to deliver their letters that they wrote.

  • $242 goal

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My Students

West Chicago is a diverse school with high needs. Our school has 1,306 students enrolled.

I have 140 students and see five different classes.

My students are from a low socio-economic background and maintain an eager attitude towards learning. They have a large range of learning abilities. Every day I am proud of their effort and hard work ethic. I try to find multiple ways to engage them and promote their learning.

Thank you for considering helping our students, you are making our school greater.

My Project

Each year students write a letter to their future self. The writing assignment requires students to reflect upon their current relationship as a student and their desires for the future. Students write a letter addressed: "Dear future me," and develop a letter that addresses who they are currently.

Letters are delivered every year when students reach their senior year.

After four years have passed, students are able to have a wonderful memory delivered to their own homes that they created in the past. Students are reminded of their goals and aspirations. Before leaving high school, students are able to have a beautiful letter written by their own personal sixth grade self.

This assignment is a wonderful connection for students to their own selves. It is a reminder to be their best person and to create a future that empowers themselves. They are able to review their thoughts as an eleven year old and their memories from sixth grade. They included who they wish they become and it often assist students that are graduating, providing them an ability to evaluate who they were and who they are to become

Due to the large amount of students, we need assistance with postage stamps. Students are to self address envelops that will be delivered exactly seven years later.

Ms. Snyder
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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USPS US Flag 2017 Forever Stamps - Roll of 100 • Amazon Business $57.49 3 $172.47

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