Help me give my students h the materials they need to continue their learning: pencils, paper, and glue.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
I aim to help my students own the skills and confidence to realize their dreams.
I want them to dream big. The elementary school I work in has about 400 students, most of whom come from low income families of various backgrounds. I teach in a Spanish Bilingual Classroom where more than 90% of students are English Learners. Some of my students are also not proficient in Spanish. They often come into second grade with low reading and writing scores in Spanish and English. Many of the students are not yet independent thinkers and have difficulty articulating their thoughts both orally and in writing. Often they lack confidence to problem solve and defend their thinking in both languages. However, they are often intimidated by English. My goal is to show them all they can do in both languages.
Our school just found out that due to our low enrollment we need to cut 168, 000 off our budget. We are losing our literacy specialist and spending all our extra money so that we do not lose a classroom teacher. That means that we do not have money for paper, pencils, glue, etc.
I need to make sure my students continue to receive their homework packets and are able to do our word study sorts.
That means that I need paper to make homework packets for the whole year. We go through 21 glue sticks each month because I use words their way word sorts to differentiate my instruction for my students. I also use construction paper to make posters for our Reading and Writing Workshops, math, English Language Development and anything else that I need. I am asking for a few extra supplies so that I can share with our school. Thank you for helping us to keep educating the next generation.
This is in America and Teachers are expected to buy or beg for basic school supplies.