I teach at an amazing school inner-city school in Northern California. My students, though almost 90% of them receive free lunch, are outstanding and motivated. Our school recently won awards for our improvement of student learning. The kids work hard and I'm confident that we're having success building a college-going culture.
But it's not enough. Most of my students are still not achieving at the appropriate grade level. I believe that more time spent each day with direct instruction will help to ensure even more success! We need to catch them up to their grade level so that we can begin to accelerate them even further.
To address this problem, I am running an after school program to help students use the few hours after school before their parents get off of work in a highly productive way. This is not just a babysitting service - we are providing high quality instruction in math, reading, and science as well as great help with homework and time for silent reading. We have no materials for our program, though. At the moment, we are doing our best by buying a few things out of pocket. One thing that we could benefit from EVERY DAY would be a set of mini white boards. Instead of students having to pull out paper after paper, they would be able to use these individual boards to practice math, erase, and then practice more math! We could use this in English and science as well - the possibilities are nearly endless. This proposal would fund mini white boards for a few classrooms of students as well as dry erase markers and erasers - all the materials that we will need to make this happen!
Thank you so much for your consideration of our project. We are working so hard every day so that these students get the excellent education that they deserve - and we appreciate your support of our efforts! I cannot wait to tell the students in the after school program that someone they haven't even met them wanted to help them learn. We look forward to sending thank you notes and pictures!
|EXPO 2 CLEANER Sanford Expo Dry-Erase Surface Cleaners; Low-Odor Formula • Quill||$3.14||3||$9.42|
|EXPO 2 DRY ERASE MARKERS-BLACK, CHISEL TIP Expo Low-Odor Dry-Erase Markers; Chisel Tip, Black • Quill||$13.49||5||$67.45|
|EXPO BOARD DOCTOR Expo Board Doctor • Quill||$3.14||3||$9.42|
|EXPO ASST 8PK CHISEL Expo Low-Odor Dry-Erase Markers with Built-in Eraser & Grip; Chisel Tip, 8-Color Set • Quill||$12.59||4||$50.36|
|Melamine Markerboard Lapboards - Package of 24 • SchoolOutfitters.com||$39.99||3||$119.97|
|RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning||$9.95||4||$39.80|
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