I teach in a suburban town in Brewster, NY. We have just undergone a consolidation and restructuring of schools. I teach second grade in a K-2 building. With budget cuts everywhere, especially in our schools, we are unable to order the necessary supplies needed to enhance our teaching and curriculum. I have a heterogeneous class of 23 students that is made up of a large ELL population. These students are especially needy and many come from a poor socioeconomic background. Some are struggling to make ends meet and can barely put food on their tables. These children do not even have pencils or crayons in their homes. With increased demands from the state on what we should be teaching, it is hard to obtain the books and supplies needed to help make every child a success. With the proper materials, the students at least have a fair starting ground. My students and I would greatly appreciate any donations you would consider for our classroom.
Mrs. Francine Monti