Being in a rural school district presents unique challenges and rewards. I teach in a county with no streetlights and very little in the way of businesses producing tax revenue . The poverty rate is high, but the happiness rate is higher. My students are creative, curious, and kind to others. My administration is supportive, my school day is fun, and they even let me roller skate while I teach.
In every statistical way these are disadvantaged students, but in my eyes and in my heart they are the most amazing children with the potential to do anything!
Giving students the chance to make their own choices is very important to me. One of the things my students have control over is seating. Right now we have three wobble stools in the classroom and it is not enough to meet the demand from the kids. I am hoping we can get two more wobble stools to give more of my students the chance to wiggle while they work.
I promise you that every dollar you share with us is appreciated and used for things we would not have in our classroom without your help.
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