Building The Foundation: Startup Classroom Supplies

The Description

After completing Teach for America’s - 2018 New York 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.

Every dollar I receive will be put towards classroom supplies 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:

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 (5)

Siblings July 26, 2018

We are so proud of you Es!!!! Your passion and dedication is inspirational! You make everyone around you a better person, which is truly an amazing gift to have and is just one of the many reasons why we are very thankful to be your siblings!! You have worked so hard and we can't wait to see what's next for you!!!!!!

Love,
Geoffrey, Robby, and Fiona

The Hnat family July 6, 2018

So excited for you Esme!

Ella & James July 5, 2018

I think it’s really important to help kids and families that are less fortunate than I am. I definitely take for granted that I have multiple pencils I can use everyday and tons of paper and other school supplies. I helped run a program this year called the Backpack Program that packed bags of food for kids and their families for the weekends when they didn’t have enough at home to last the weekend. It makes me feel good to know that I can help other kids, especially my age, that need it. I know you’ll be a great teacher because you have always been so friendly and nice to me when we’re together. - Ella

You are a nice and generous person so I know you will be great with kids that have challenges that I don’t. Maybe they don’t even have a bed to sleep in at night. This year, I helped to make that dream (pardon the pun) come true for seven kids in my community by helping with a project called A Bed for Every Child. A crew showed up at my school with supplies to construct and paint 7 beds for children that don’t have one. I can’t imagine not having my bed. It is so comfortable and restful at the end of the day. Thank you for helping kids too. -James

Rob & Lauren July 2, 2018

Go Esme!!!

Lauren June 29, 2018

yay esmé keep it up!

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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.

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Julie Andrews

2 months ago

$150

Lisa Murphy

2 months ago

$100

Geoffrey W Douglas

2 months ago

$25

Parker Douglas

3 months ago

$25

Susanna Beckwith

3 months ago

$100

Charles Zahringer

3 months ago

$75

liz kahle

3 months ago

$50

Smith Family

3 months ago

$250

Mark Miller

3 months ago

$75

Jody Irwin

3 months ago

$25

Ella & James Levesque

3 months ago

$50

Roberet G Douglas

3 months ago

$50

Sheila Mahoney

3 months ago

$75

Catherine Douglas

3 months ago

$50

Robert Mahoney

3 months ago

$26

Mimi Cho

3 months ago

$100

George Seidel

3 months ago

$25

Lauren Ollerhead

3 months ago

$25

Michael Fries

3 months ago

$100

Whitney C Douglas

3 months ago

$50

Geoffrey Seidel

3 months ago

$75

Anonymous

3 months ago