I teach in an extremely rural school. When I look out my window I see trees, we never hear cars drive by and students don’t cut class because there isn’t any where to go. Students look forward to coming to school because they are fed, nurtured and given the opportunity to achieve and succeed. Many students live with out luxuries most of us take for granite...such as; running water, flushing toilet and lights that come on with the flip of a switch. In these hard economic times parents have a had time providing, so as their teacher I do all I can. Which in most cases means I purchase all their school supplies, special prizes for their accomplishments, art supplies and learning materials. As a staff we have been working hard on bring up our low test scores. I like to reward students for their academic accomplishments and I am always adding to tools to my curriculum in order to improve their understanding. How do I do this? I use my own money. Most recently my class raise money to purchase some Kindles for the classroom. I personally purchased 2 and I haven't even bought one for myself yet! I hope to get a class set, and would love a donation to do so. Art supplies are also in high demand.