My students are as diverse as they can get. They are a mix of many races and religions. Although 100% of my students receive free lunch, they come from a variety of income brackets and financial situations. Even when they walk in our classroom, they are a mix of ability levels, social/emotional maturity, and feelings about school and learning. Above all, they are children who deserve to receive the best education possible. My school is in a very nice neighborhood, so it is often misunderstood in regards to our students' needs. The neighborhood has grown past young children. Our students come mostly from run-down apartments. Our neighborhood is still very supportive and involved with our school.
Many of my students and their families are unable to purchase school supplies. Luckily, my school gets many supplies donated at the beginning of the year. However, these supplies don't last all year long. Often times, there aren't enough supplies for all the students in my classroom. I usually spend my own money to buy my students the supplies they need to be successful.
Quality supplies like crayons, markers, colored pencils, and construction paper enable students to be more engaged in their learning.
I use interactive notebooks in my class, which requires glue, scissors, paper, and colorful writing utensils. Students take pride in these notebooks, and I want them to have the materials they need to do their best work. These supplies will also give me the opportunity to plan fun projects for students to complete. The more motivated students are to learn, the more they will learn.
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