My ninth grade students come to high school with a variety of diverse backgrounds. As a low-income, high poverty urban school, my students arrive at our school from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Often, they come with out basic supplies for school. While my students face multitudes of hardships, their resiliency is inspiring and motivates me to work hard for them. Whether it is through more materials, unique learning experiences, or simple supports, my goal is to do whatever I can to support them.
What makes these students so amazing is their positive attitudes, motivation to improve, and the ability to use their differences as ways to teach each other.
I would like to support my students by helping them be prepared for high school. By providing basic school supplies such as notebooks, pens, paper, etc, I can help them be organized, which will help them be successful students and lifelong learners.
Being organized is an important skill not only for school, but in the workplace as well. Many of our students come from households that are struggling and lack support.
More often than not, our students' backpacks become a catch all for papers from all of their classes, looking more like a trash can than a backpack!
Binders will help them keep track of their Science work in one place so they can find them to help them study.
Because many of our students are unable to obtain basic supplies such as paper, pens and pencils, being able to provide these items will help them be able and ready to learn.
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