My students need supplies, including highlighters, a pencil sharpener, and paper to enhance our writing center.
We have a new reading program this year. These supplies are needed and used daily. Our pencils "disappear" or are mysteriously "eaten" by our old pencil sharpener that hardly works. We want to do our best, you can help by donating these writing materials to our class.
The majority of my students come from a low socioeconomic background.
Many of them come from single-family households, homeless shelters, or are raised by grandparents. Some face hardships and challenges in their homes. They look forward to coming to school to learn and to interact with their friends. They have the will to learn but unfortunately they come to school unprepared. I can't fault my students, in fact some times their parents or caregivers just don't have the money to buy what is needed. My students have dreams of becoming teachers, doctors, policemen/women, lawyers, pastors and many other professional careers. They are in fourth grade and already have high aspirations. It is my job to ensure they pursue their dreams.
These resources will help my students, particularly the ones who don't have anything feel equal to their peers that come to school with supplies. It will help me supply all of my students with the basic essentials needed on a daily basis. We will use these supplies to write in our journals, highlight important details needed to answer questions which is a skill needed for these challenging state tests.
My project is important because it will allow my students the opportunity to showcase their writing and reading skills.
Having these supplies in my classroom will cut out unnecessary time of looking, borrowing or sharing pencils and highlighters from classmates. Your support, along with the supplies that I buy will help my students who don't have anything. The smiles on their faces when they have supplies are priceless. This means a lot to the students who receive.
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