I teach Second Grade and have quite a full classroom of 28 students.
26 out of 28 students qualify for free lunch and breakfast.
School supplies are rarely replenished throughout the year and I often spend my own money to make sure the students have enough pencils, paper, notebooks, markers, glue sticks, etc..
The teachers at my school rarely get any money to spend on their classrooms. The principal generally decides how the money is spent. This year it is being spent on classroom tables and chairs, as many in our rooms presently are over 40 years old!
I would love to have funds for supplies so that we could create our own books in class!
I would love to have funds to take my class on three field trips a year. The students rarely leave the community to experience what the city of Chicago has to offer! I would love to take them to a play, a museum, or even do some outdoor education! Presently, we only look for places that will take us for free so that we only have to pay for the bus. These kind of trips are difficult to find! Your generosity would certainly be appreciated.