Being a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, I witness many of my students facing challenges every day, both in and out of the classroom. Because of the challenges, most of them can't obtain the basic supplies needed for school and never have the opportunity to utilize materials that will excite them and motivate them to believe in themselves as higher level thinkers.
As their teacher, I want to make sure they have every opportunity to be successful in my classroom.
I teach Resource Math and I am determined to make a difference. My students already struggle in academics and I want to help them develop a love for math. I want them to know that they can become architects, computer technicians, engineers, contractors, and have so many other exciting career choices. However, they must be committed to learning the basic foundations of math in order to complete the higher order of thinking problems required for today's standards.
They lack motivation and excitement because they have been told that they are not good in math. However, with exciting and innovated materials, they can become strong mathematicians!
My students already struggle with the basics of mathematics. Therefore, there is nothing exciting about just hearing a lecture or seeing math problems in a math book. Although educational budgets can be a wonderful beginning to a school year, there is never enough money for everything a teacher and her students need. Ink cartridges are extremely needed throughout the year for colorful charts, interactive notebooks, and educational games that can be made utilizing technology. Card stock is a material that can be used for years to come when laminated. Therefore, the games could be played for years to come.
However, ink cartridges can be very expensive and is not an item to purchase with a teacher's limited budget.
Therefore, I am wanting to purchase enough for the year and not have to do without great games and materials that my students desperately need for so many projects. I want them to have colorful multiplication facts charts, square root charts, divisibility rules, prime and composite numbers right on their desk.
With ink cartridges and card stock, I can make these and put them on their desk with contact paper or masking tape. Their desk then becomes an interactive tool that the students can use throughout the year. I can also make these same types of manipulatives that the students can turn into interactive notebooks to use at home and when it comes time to study for a test. Having a supply of ink cartridges and card stock would allow my students to use technology to create projects to put in their interactive notebooks because they would have the ink to print the materials they need and card stock to make the projects durable.
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