My students attend a Title I school where our poverty rate and mobility rate are extremely high. Most of our students eat the majority of their meals at school for free. I teach a first grade inclusion class where my students have various needs in order to meet their individual learning goals.
Although my students may have difficult home lives, they are extremely smart and eager to learn.
They love to read, write and do anything hands-on. They are excited and energetic every day which, in turn, inspires me.
Our school is old which means the supplies are old as well. I am in my fourth year of teaching first grade and I am slowly trying to update and turn my classroom into a warm, welcoming and safe place for students to learn.
The filing cabinet I use to file all my paperwork was handed down to me and is falling apart.
It doesn't close, it jams and the racks to hold the files up have snapped in half. I would love to have a filing cabinet for my students to store all of their published writing in. My school has adapted the "Writer's Workshop" model, which includes the 6 writing phases including publishing. Teachers store students published writing pieces until the end of the year and this would help our class do so.
In my school, we are expected to file student work, copies, cumulative folders, grades and much more. We also have limited closet space and this makes it hard to stay organized. I would love a new filing cabinet to be as efficient as possible.
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