|Launched||Jul 22, 2016|
|Ends||Aug 10, 2016|
|Launched||Jul 22, 2016|
|Ends||Aug 10, 2016|
Instead of donating school supplies to a general fund or drive this year, would you consider donating funds for supplies to my classroom where you can see the faces and hear the stories of the students directly effected by your kindness and generosity?
Centennial is a 100% title one school. That means that 99% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch and typically teachers need to send pencils home with students if we want homework to happen. This means my students come to school without supplies. With these funds I will be able to create a homey, comfortable and fully stocked classroom for my 4th graders this year for them to feel at home, safe and comfortable and have everything they need to learn and grow this year.
It also means that the school I teach in is pretty spare. I remember my elementary classrooms as being a home away from home with comfortable places to sit while I read, a library of books to choose from, carpet to sit on when we had lessons on the floor... etc. Many of my students are coming form homes that are challenging to say the least. I want my classroom to be a home for them where they feel safe, comfortable and have everything they need to be able to learn and grow and succeed.
I'm asking for help purchasing both classroom supplies for my students to use in the classroom and a set to take home (pencils, paper, notebooks, folders), as well as help purchasing a couple key things to make my classroom homey and comfortable for my students (a carpet, a reading chair...). A more detailed list is below. All the "homey" supplies will come from Goodwill or the ARC so dollars will do double duty supporting good causes and every dollar will directly effect my students.
These students have faces, names, good hearts and tough lives at home. Please consider supporting my students and me and throughout the year you'll get to see the faces and see the stories of the kids you helped create a home and a learning environment for.
I have budgeted supplies at $330 as a minimum to cover most of what my classroom will need, however anything raised beyond the $330 will go towards further supplies including specific math manipulative like fraction bars that REALLY increase learning.
$330 is the min goal and I will use anything more than that.
School supplies for learning (for 70-75 students)
Cooperative Learning Mega Timer--$50 on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Kagan-Cooperative-Learning-MegaTimer-JMT/dp/B007IS1BHS
- Pencils (for school and to send home)
- Chart Paper/poster paper to make visuals
- Sticky notes
- Dry Erase Markers (for students to practice on whiteboards)
- Spiral Notebooks
- 3x5 Index Cards
- Binder rings to make response cards
- Math manipulative supplies
- Globe and maps for teaching social studies
- Page protectors for stations
Supplies to create a home away from home for my 70 nine-year olds
- Carpet from Goodwill for carpet time-$25
- Reading chair from Goodwill--$30
- A couple lamps to create warm light in my windowless room -$30
- Bookshelf to section off a space in my room for quiet working time-$15
If we do not meet our goal...
If I do not meet my goal I will prioritize the supplies from most crucial to least crucial and purchase as much as possible starting at the most important.
Home Away From Home Maker
4th Grade Teacher (Math and Social Studies, Centennial Elementary School
I choose to go into teaching because I realized that I could make more of a preventative and positive impact giving kids knowledge and confidence than I could in the medical field. I am currently a math interventionist meaning I work with the highest-risk population at my school, supporting them in the basic skills they need to be successful in their regular classroom. I work with kinder-6th grade and I love my students. They are joyful and their desire to learn astounds me daily!
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We are all Centennial: students, family, staff, and community. We come together as a community of learners dedicated to educating the whole child: physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
We will provide active and innovative instruction in problem solving, 21st century skills, and critical thinking. Students will demonstrate their new learning in all areas of their lives to become well-rounded, productive citizens. We will incorporate learning styles and differentiate instruction while students will continue to progress as learners, and are given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning.
Update after meeting with my 4th grade team! :) We are keeping the campaign open!
August 1, 2016
Hi Friends and Family,
- We got out class lists today and have nearly 15% of our students with Special Education plans that involvemoving with learning. We are thinking about buying a class set of fit balls and some tall tables that would allow students to stand while working or sit on a ball while working which would increase their learning dramatically.
- Field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and/or Denver Art Museum
- Field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (our kids have never even been to the hills outside the Springs and usually this trip is impossible because the bus fees for long distance are not doable.
- History or Science Fair entries (usually our school is unable to do this because there is not enough money at home to buy all the necessary materials that allow students to enter. However if we covered the cost we could give our classes that experience and potentially even send kids to state or regionals depending on how they do.
We won't be able to do all of these things but we will get to choose what will be most impactful for our students and actually be able to do them, so please continue to donate and continue to pass this campaign on to friends and family! The more we go over my goal, the more experiences on our list we will get to give to our students!
- A good reading chair/show and tell chair. Made of wood, no fabric because some of our kids have bedbugs...(If any of you have a great rocking chair or big, cool wooden chair you need to get rid of and would like to donate that, I would LOVE to have it)
- Lamps--my room has no windows and is VERY dark--looking mostly for independently standing lamps, maybe even the goose neck kinds with multiple heads
- Some plants --probably succulents so they don't need too much water or light. My windoless, dark brick walled room needs some serious cheer! I will have students be in charge of watering them and taking them home each weekend to get sun light
- Some school supplies that were too expensive at office depot but costco will have cheeper ones
- WHITE BOARD-- my room only has 1 old school chalkboard... no bueno. Need a white board :)
- Small student white boards for independent practice
- Free standing small white board for small group work when I pull groups to my small table
FULLY FUNDED on Day 1 and still rising!
July 27, 2016
To everyone who donated or passed my campaign along, THANK YOU!!! I sent this request last night, woke up this morning to a 100% funded campaign and came home from summer school today to see nearly DOUBLE what I had asked! This is INCREDIBLE!!!
With the amount I've raised I will be able to purchase supplies for my classroom and potentially fully fund at least one field trip! Please keep sending my campaign to friends! It would be AMAZING to get to totally fund all the field trips this year for my kiddos.
I am totally blown away, humbled and honored by your gifts, support and belief in me! Thank you!!!! I am floored and so grateful!