More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
We Need the Basics: Paper!
My students need copy paper to use in our school copy machines.
My school is located in an urban area. The school has an estimated enrollment of four hundred students for the 2017-2018 school year, in grades TK-5, with fifteen classrooms. Additionally, we house a state pre-k program. About 92.5% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, and 48% are English language learners. At our school, forty-six percent of the students are Latino, thirty-five percent are African-American, ten percent are Asian, and three percent are Filipino.
The school has established a culture of continuous school improvement and has a team of teachers, parents, and administrators who are committed to creating the best possible learning environment for students.
Teachers meet weekly for a sixty-minute period during the workday, in their professional learning community, to analyze student performance data, and to set goals and share instructional strategies. These teacher teams follow a developed agenda and use protocols and defined roles to manage the meetings. These meetings are my school's cornerstone for building a professional learning community and improving student achievement.
I am embarrassed to be writing a project on Donors Choose to get these reams of paper, but our school supply room is barren. We still have more than a month of learning time for our students, but we have no paper to use. Teachers have been trying to bridge the gap by bringing in their own supplies, but, financially, we cannot do it anymore.
Our students deserve so much more than the minimum, and we are struggling to provide these basic supplies.
Teachers will use these supplies to make sure every student has their own copy of the texts, math sheets with plenty of room to do calculations, and other standard classroom projects as well. I am the Math intervention provider for all students at our school, and I work with all of them. This project will touch every student at our school.
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