As a teacher in a low income community, I know my students are constantly confronted with problems whether that be at home or in the classroom. Although this is the case, my students never stop striving to be the best they can be.
I teach at a Title I school in Florida where 90% of my students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.
Despite the difficulties my students face when they leave home, they always come to school with a smile on their face that reflects how excited they are to learn. They know education is the path to success and they are consistently working towards their goal of attaining academic excellence.
Gun violence is a very controversial topic today. With gun violence occurring not only in schools but also within my students' neighborhoods, it is very important that my students weigh in on conversations happening around them. After being given some options, my students decided that they want to learn more about gun violence.
With these books, my students and I will be able to have meaningful conversations about one of the issues plaguing our communities.
After my students take the FSA we will be reading a novel about gun violence in a community similar to theirs. As their final project they will go into the community to interview people about their feelings on gun violence in order to start a conversation about what is needed for effective change.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. L..
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. L. and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.