Although I teach in a relatively affluent neighborhood, I have many students who do not come from affluent household. Many are children of the maid, nanny's etc. Many parents work more one job in order to pay the rent on an apartment in this community so that their children can attend Calabasas High School.
I find that many students do not have the extra money to buy a book or notebook. Sometimes it is a matter of not having a working printer at home, or the ink for it.
Often, I provide the above things and pay for them out of my own pocket. I know that it is embarrassing for some and I try very hard to find ways to ease their discomfort. Help with these types of things will help level the playing field.
The picture below is of my class celebrating the completion of a lengthy research project.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.