I was hired as a new teacher in a newly added section of Kindergarten in September. My classroom started with only two teacher desks and a jungle gym (the classroom was a storage room before it became a classroom). Thank goodness furniture was eventually brought it, but supplies are scarce. Being that I work in a low-income area, the parents are grateful for what we do for their children, but don’t really have the ability to assist financially. Some can barely pay their own rent, never mind buy school supplies. I buy what I can, but as their teacher I want to be able to do more. Having extra funds to purchase things for the classroom such as pillows for our library, items for our dramatic play center or phonics and math center activities would be a huge help! Simple things like construction paper, journals or pencils do not cost much separately, but definitely add up over a school year. Kindergarteners learn by touching, seeing and hearing. I can talk and talk and talk but most children need to either see what I am talking about or have some type of hands on activity to go along with a concept. By adopting my classroom, you will have the ability to change the lives of seventeen (most likely more as the year goes on) children in a way that you could never imagine! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!