Building The Foundation: Startup Classroom Supplies

The Description

After completing Teach for America’s - 2018 Chicago 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 (4)

Connor W Vorhaus July 12, 2018

good luck!

Tom Schmit July 11, 2018

Hi Caitrina!

Unfortunately, we have not met. I am a friend of your dear mom. I am just North of you in Mequon, WI just North of Milwaukee. I told your mom that if I am in town I would love to help you and she move you in or anything else I might be able to help with. In fact, if you ever need anything, I am always only 2 hours away. Let me know. I hope I do have the opportunity to meet you sometime soon.

Take care and best of luck to you Caitrina! What you are doing is so beautiful, loving and generous! You must be much like your mom.

Tom Schmit
262-853-5348

Max Wahl July 11, 2018

Congrats on the position!! You’re going to make a huge difference in that community!

Anemarie July 10, 2018

I love you mytrina. I am so proud of you everyday. I’m so blessed to call you mine. And know your heart is making a difference in this world every single day. You make me proud. I love ya mytrina-love your momma

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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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