Our sixth grade is comprised of almost 40 students. Our entire district is free lunch. This is a very small, low-income/high poverty school district. Because of this fact, our students are faced with many different challenges in and outside of school. I encourage my students to be creative and try to give them experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Providing a safe and inviting classroom environment is very important for these students.
Giving my students opportunities to experience new things is very important to me. I work hard to give my students fun learning activities they can enjoy, but can also relate to. Through our classroom activities and projects, I try to give my students real world connections and let them experience things they might not otherwise be able to. While our school doesn't have a big budget for our classrooms, we do try and make the best with what we do have. It's all about the students!
We are a Title 1 school where money is very tight. We are given a minimal amount of school supplies at the beginning of the year, and of course run out very quickly. These supplies would give my students the basic necessities required to perform in the classroom. By having enough supplies for all of my students, they would not have to borrow from others or be embarrassed to say they do not have paper and pencils. Having these basic classroom supplies would mean that we can make copies when needed, create a newsletter, make anchor charts, and have enough pencils and markers to make it through the end of school without running out!
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