These four and five-year-old students come from a high poverty community and school. They come to school to learn, explore, and make friends. It is my responsibility to provide all these opportunities and to create an atmosphere that allows them to use their imaginations to create, explore, and practice problem solving skills. I want their very first year in this school to be an unforgettable year that builds a strong foundation for the rest of their educational careers.
My students come from households where both parents work to make ends meet, homes where grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and single-family homes where they are dropped off at 7 am and picked up at 6pm.
Many of these children don't have luxury homes and households where money is not an issue.
These resources are going to create fun and safety in the classroom. The stabler and pencil sharpener will allow the independence of these children to do on their own without interrupting me or my worries of them hurting themselves. The karaoke machine allows their tiny voices to be heard when they are sharing with the class, doing the weather in the morning or when they are presenting their projects. They will feel like the true superstars they are. The craft kits will allow them to create something and bring it home to share with family and friends. It will give them the opportunity to work on fine motor skills and sequential directions. The iPad will allow the children to share and learn and play interactive games to their individual skills and academic level. The cupcake supplies will give me the opportunity to include math skills and creativity all into one. What a great way to introduce adding, measurement, colors, temperature, patience, fine motor skills and team work all in one activity that they will get to enjoy at the end with eating. I want to create an atmosphere where the children love coming to school and show that learning is both fun and creative for all.
|Apple iPad mini with Retina Display ME281LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) OLD VERSION • Amazon Business||$383.00||1||$383.00|
|Bostitch Impulse 25 No-Jam Electric Stapler, Full-Strip, Black (02210) • Amazon Business||$37.44||2||$74.88|
|Singing Machine SML385BTW Top Loading CDG Karaoke System with Bluetooth, Sound and Disco Light Show (White) • Amazon Business||$49.97||1||$49.97|
|36-Rolls Thick (2.6 Mil) Double Bond Commercial Grade Packing Tape, 1.88"x 54.6 Yds (48mm x 50m), Clear (1726-36) • Amazon Business||$49.75||1||$49.75|
|Vogek 6-Port USB Charger Desktop Charging Station with Smart Identification (White-Silver) • Amazon Business||$17.99||2||$35.98|
|Baketivity Kids Baking Set, Meal Cooking Party Supply Kit for Teens, Real Fun Little Junior Chef Essential Kitchen Lessons, Includes Pre-Measured Ingredients, Delicious Cake Pops • Amazon Business||$34.99||1||$34.99|
|Hanco Russian Piping Tips Set Professional 55-Piece Complete kit For Cake and Cupcake Icing Decorating (32 Deluxe Icing Tips, 20 Pastry Bags, Coupler, Tri-color Coupler, Frosting Chart And Gift Box) • Amazon Business||$26.97||1||$26.97|
|X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey • Amazon Business||$24.04||1||$24.04|
|TCD Orange iPad Mini Mini 2 Mini Retina Light Foam Weight Shock Proof Handle Case for Kids Friendly Case • Amazon Business||$18.99||1||$18.99|
|Curious Chef 16-Piece Cupcake and Decorating Kit • Amazon Business||$17.99||1||$17.99|
|Value Pack of 6 Boxes Stanley Bostitch B8 Powercrown Premium 1/4" Staples (Stcrp21151/4) • Amazon Business||$13.42||1||$13.42|
|American Girl Crafts Circle Necklaces Kit • Amazon Business||$10.99||1||$10.99|
|Dimensions Pencil by Number, Friendly Animals Variety Pack • Amazon Business||$9.08||1||$9.08|
|BCP Pack of 5pcs Random Color Staple Remover • Amazon Business||$6.94||1||$6.94|
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This classroom project was brought to life by Sergey Brin Family Foundation and one other donor.