Building The Foundation: Startup Classroom Supplies

The Description

After completing Teach for America’s - 2017 Delta Institute I will be responsible for my very own classroom! I can't wait to decorate and meet my students and their families. One of the biggest hurdles that students in high need schools face is a lack of the necessary materials that are needed daily. It makes it infinitely more difficult for students to take part in activities and classwork when they do not have basic supplies.

To get the year started off right, I will use the funds that I raise to purchase the startup supplies needed to welcome my students to a classroom that is clean and stocked full with materials. This will allow me to provide the required supplies to students that otherwise would not have them. I will also purchase copy paper to ensure that I can provide my students with high quality learning materials, whether that is exit tickets, independent activities, or homework. Thank you so much in advance for supporting me and my students at the beginning of this exciting journey.

PledgeCents allows me to keep whatever I raise, so anything you can contribute really will make a difference for my first year. I want to make a great impression and a lasting impact on my first group of students and letting them know that they have a community that supports them both near and far will definitely get us on the right track. Here is a complete list of the materials that your generous investment will help provide for the students of my very first classroom:

Tiggly offers physical manipulatives that interact with literacy, math, and creative thinking learning apps for students. This provides students with opportunity to engage in digital learning through developmentally appropriate technology. The Tiggly Thinker Kit combines one set of Tiggly Words and one set of Tiggly Digits.

Back Up Plan

If I do not meet my goal, I will purchase as many materials as possible. I will prioritize the materials that are most essential to students (pencils, paper, etc.) as they are the most important to ensuring that students can participate in daily lessons.

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Comments (11)

Jane & Granddad July 11, 2017

Wishing you the very best this fall! Lots of love, Jane and Granddad

lisa collison July 11, 2017

Thank you for all you are doing in the Mississippi Delta, they are some amazing people. May God bless you on your journey. If you are ever in lower Alabama please look me up, I would love to meet you. I'm in Monroeville, home of To Kill a Mockingbird. Will be keeping you in my prayers.

Carrie Goldhill July 8, 2017

I hope you reach your goal Calvin!
All the best for your teaching job!
Carrie Goldhill

Johm Baar July 7, 2017

Very proud to support Calvin in his teaching. His students are very lucky to have him as their teacher.

Jill Sbi July 6, 2017

Calvin, very excited for you! And very happy to invest. Best wishes from "Tyler's Mom" ❤️

sterling and martha gillis July 6, 2017

Calvin!

You rock!

We love you!
Sterling, Martha, Alysia and Juliet

Susan & Craig Kinney July 6, 2017

Go Calvin!!!*****

Whitney Zylstra July 5, 2017

Good luck, BoBo. Remember I'm always a text or phone call away!

Whitney Zylstra July 5, 2017

Good luck, BoBo!

Catherine C July 3, 2017

Cal, wishing you a terrific first year full of much success! Sending you lots of love!

Calum Lewis July 3, 2017

Good luck Calvin! This kind of thing hits me particularly hard.

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About the Creator

I am excited to be a part of the TFA family and join the movement to solve education inequity in this country and provide all students with a quality education. I'm fortunate enough to be selected from a nationwide talent applicant pool to join a teacher corps comprised of leaders who commit a minimum of two years to teach in high need public schools. This summer I will be participating in an intensive skill and knowledge development program aiming to increase student achievement as well as a comprehensive professional development program including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, and content and professional learning communities specific to teaching license areas. I can't wait for my first year with Teach for America.

Investments (31)

$39

Whitney Zylstra

3 months ago

$25

angela williams

3 months ago

$75

Owen W LeGrone

3 months ago

$10

Liam Corley

4 months ago

$20

Stephanie Olsen

4 months ago

$206

Anonymous

4 months ago

$100

Jane Gillis

4 months ago

$26

Lisa Collison

4 months ago

$103

Deborah Rohrbaugh

4 months ago

$5

Wilson Lewis

4 months ago

$5

Tomas Bermudez

4 months ago

$10

Joshua Yap

4 months ago

$5

Lucas Peglau

4 months ago

$20

Brandon Freese

4 months ago

$10

Carol Schneidereit

4 months ago

$25

Mimi and Jeff Satterthwaite

4 months ago

$26

Mary Lou Holmes

4 months ago

$36

Carolyn Goldhill

4 months ago

$52

John Baar

4 months ago

$52

Jill Sbi

4 months ago

$50

martha and sterling gillis

4 months ago

$52

Susan T Kinney

4 months ago

$26

Tracy T Abriola

4 months ago

$309

Whitney Zylstra

4 months ago

$100

Gillian Steinhauer

4 months ago

$25

Kate Buford

4 months ago

$206

Anonymous

4 months ago

$52

Rebecca White

4 months ago

$52

Amy Zylstra

4 months ago

$550

Calum P Lewis

4 months ago

$30

Anonymous

4 months ago