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After 10 years of teaching at the same elementary school, I made the move to a school downtown to be closer to home. The change has been challenging, but rewarding. The school has a dedicated staff, a beautiful new campus and many wonderful resources. It also borders the Skid Row…Read more
After 10 years of teaching at the same elementary school, I made the move to a school downtown to be closer to home. The change has been challenging, but rewarding. The school has a dedicated staff, a beautiful new campus and many wonderful resources. It also borders the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles and serves some of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the city. The students in my classroom are coping with an array of adverse circumstances. Several are from families who are currently experiencing homelessness. It's a challenge to meet their needs, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives in even the smallest way.
"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book"- Dr. Seuss”
What will the funds be used for
Your generous donation will help stock my classroom library with high interest books at different reading levels, purchase materials for hands on science projects, and allow me to create a warm, fun learning environment.
Classroom libraries are such an important part of the classroom. The more books kids have access to, the more they read. Sadly, my classroom library is lacking this year. We need more books! My students compiled a long list of books and graphic novels that they'd like to read and I promised that I would do my best to get those books to them. We'll also need book bins to organize them in and a new rug and pillows to create a comfortable, cozy reading area.
Kids also love hands on science projects. I'll need to purchase red worms when we study decomposition and supplies for a "magic potion" when we learn about chemical reactions. My goal is to create a learning environment that will keep my curious and energetic 5th graders engaged and looking forward to coming to school!
Any contribution you make towards this effort is highly appreciated. Your support will be cherished by students in my classroom this year and for many years to come.
Donations made to Nuvia