Woodside is a K-8 school. Woodside is what is commonly referred to as a tweener school. Most of our families are lower middle income. We are not low even income to receive federal or state extra financial support and not high enough to receive donations from our families. We have a large two parent working population who earn just enough to manage their families--barely. I teach 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. I also teach Technology/Engineering elective to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I need books to support my Language Arts reading and writing program. I teach Readers and Writers workshop, which requires I have a wide variety of books available for students to choose what they read and write about. I also need supplies for projects in Social Studies. But my greatest need is in my Technology/Engineering course. The need is mostly in supplies that are needed to complete projects. These supplies are yearly reoccurring costs. We complete projects such as rockets, mouse trap cars, catapults, and structures. We have a competitive, global job market. We need to give our students the tools they need to succeed in this global world. The projects completed in this class expose students to the fields of engineering. They get hands on experience and learn about the design process. These projects develop enthusiasm and motivation to learn more about the fields of engineering. Donations will help make these projects possible and help develop our young engineers.