My students come from a city where violence and substance abuse runs rampant. Due to these facts, education is not a priority for many of the students, but for the vast majority, education is a way out of a negative situation. Also, with many of these social and economic disadvantages, many of the students are the first generation of our country and are learning English for the first time. Even though they are facing these struggles, these students have a work ethic that is unbelievable. They rarely miss a day of school and many days they will even stay late for extra help in other subjects. The value of education is extremely high with these students.
Math and pencils go together like peanut butter and jelly. I deal with students asking and begging for pencils every day in our class to the point where it becomes a major distraction during instructional time.
These pencils will be used for those students that we have many of who get up early and get their siblings ready for school because there is no real adult in the house.
Having these pencils take a lot of unexpected stress away from these special students. Being in middle school taking care of a Kindergartener or a first gradee stats your day off in a tough wat but somehow these students make it work.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Teacher Edwards-Perry.
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 Teacher Edwards-Perry 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.