TeacherFunder

Somali White

(Mrs. White)

Hey, I'm Somali

I have been teaching math to middle school students for the last 18 years. Over that time I have realized that most of my students had the math skills I was teaching but they were lacking the experiences in life that make problems make sense. Over these past years I…

Read more

I have been teaching math to middle school students for the last 18 years. Over that time I have realized that most of my students had the math skills I was teaching but they were lacking the experiences in life that make problems make sense. Over these past years I started to create lessons that involve applying math skills to real life situations. This became a very expensive endeavor because school funds don’t cover the materials I need to make these lessons come alive. I have also started to incorporate more field trips in my teaching for the same reasons and noticed that the socioeconomic status of the schools I have worked in have limited the type of trips I could take and the number of scholars that could participate. I have spent the last few years so focused on trying to raise funds along side with my PTA to off set the cost of some of these experiences but we have had to pass on opportunities because of the lack of funds. I am hoping that this year this program along with all the other forms of fundraising can allow me to provide experiences for ALL of my scholars and not just some. I often have to create criteria that eliminates scholars because we can’t afford for them all to participate.

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” - Aristotle”

What will the funds be used for

This year I plan to incorporate more hands on and out of the building experiences to help scholars understand the topics I teach in a realistic setting. I would like my middle schoolers to go on at least 4 trips this school year and participate in 8 projects and applications of math.



Donations made to Somali

$50 Donated
Anonymous

Anonymous

Donated 10 months ago

$25 Donated
Erica Jordan-Thomas

Erica Jordan-Thomas

Donated 10 months ago

$24 Donated
Monica Pitt

Monica Pitt

Donated 11 months ago

$50 Donated
Autumn Keck

Autumn Keck

Donated 11 months ago

$25 Donated
romain Bertrand

romain Bertrand

Donated 11 months ago

$50 Donated
Colleen Black

Colleen Black

Donated 11 months ago

$20 Donated
Anne Udechukwu

Anne Udechukwu

Donated 11 months ago

$24 Donated
Shante Bates

Shante Bates

Donated 11 months ago

$20 Donated
E Matkins

E Matkins

Donated 11 months ago

$100 Donated
Rashonda  Burkett

Rashonda Burkett

Donated 11 months ago

$24 Donated
Doug Moore

Doug Moore

Donated 11 months ago

$25 Donated
Damian Jeffers

Damian Jeffers

Donated 11 months ago

$50 Donated
Denise Watts

Denise Watts

Donated 11 months ago

$24 Donated
daphne pepe

daphne pepe

Donated 11 months ago

$24 Donated
Jessica Ancrum

Jessica Ancrum

Donated 11 months ago

$36 Donated
Brittni  Robinson

Brittni Robinson

Donated 11 months ago

View all donations