Mr. De La Pena from El Paso TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students a calming yet stimulating learning environment with plants, lights, and comfortable seating.
We're a Title I school in El Paso, Texas with high rates of mobility, poverty and 83% of students on free or reduced lunch. I am a Special Education teacher that will be moved in the 2019-20 school year, to a new self-contained class for students that need a modified curriculum.
I am MOVING to a new self-contained unit with severe learning disabilities, help me be ready for my new students!
Our city's recent tragedy will be on all students' minds, I hope this project will help them and keep them focused on learning as much as possible! I know it won't be easy for any of us, but I will try my best. With your help, I know we can. I am going to meet my new students soon, but I want to be ready for them. I am super excited to be back in a self-contained classroom.
All these materials have one goal in mind, to help my students and school heal and feel more at peace. They will care for the plants, they will have comfortable seating for reading and meditation, they will have decorative lights that will help provide a learning environment. This is my 2nd year back in El Paso, but I grew up here and it has been my home for more than 30 years, yet I feel like its a new city after the recent tragedy.
I feel unprepared and overwhelmed, with thoughts of "how am I going to change anything?"
I also feel hope and passion from donors like you. I will use every bit of knowledge and creativity I have to do the best I can for all our students in this scary and unknown new school year. In the end, I know it will be rough at times, but the extraordinary people (teachers, students, parents, staff) all over our city will rise out of this. I never thought this would happen, but I am here and I will do everything I can. This is why I came back to El Paso because I knew my city needed me to do more. I need El Paso, I need to do more for El Paso. So here I am, thinking of the best way I can create a nurturing environment to help bring our students learning, change, peace and healing.
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