My students come from a Title 1 ( High Poverty) school. They are active and outgoing students with huge hearts. By the end of the school year, I want them all prepared for the next grade. I want to give them the necessary supplies they need at school to enjoy their year.
My students are from the West side of Oahu, Hawaii. Our school is a Title 1 (High Poverty) School. My students are in the 7th and 8th grades and most are Special Education students as I am a Special Education Teacher. Many of my students come from broken homes, living with only one parent, or just their grandparents. They love being in school as it's a time where most of them are safe and get to enjoy the company of their friends. My students are constantly asking me if they can borrow a pencil, a pen, a piece of paper to write on and various other school supplies. Being a new teacher, I don't have many supplies on hand or places to keep the supplies. But I would love to be able to give my students the supplies they need to be successful in my class and in Middle School.
I'm asking for various school supplies, such as glue, paper, scissors, crayons and markers, rulers, and many more supplies that my students can benefit from using. Many of my students don't have extra resources at home, and don't have the supplies that some teachers require for them to have to complete projects. I'm also asking for some storage bins to keep the supplies in and some bins that the students can hand their finished work and homework into so I may organize their work in the correct periods and hand back their work in a timely manner. I'm also asking for some book collections from 3rd grade to 12th grade. Many of my students read at a 3rd grade level, so I want a large collection of books they can choose from. I am also asking for some board games. I want to open my classroom up at recess or lunch as a safe place students can hang out. I would like them to play board games or read books, rather than get in fights during recess and lunch.
Donations to this project will improve my classroom atmosphere as well as the students spirit. Knowing that someone has given them the supplies and resources to become better students will hopefully change their perspective and allow them to know that others care about them