Building The Foundation: Startup School Supplies

The Description

As summer comes to a close and we embark on the school year I am switching into teacher mode. It’s time to prepare for my very first year in the classroom. Though I am unsure of what the school year may bring, I’ve found it necessary to establish a clear vision for both me and my students.

As a teacher, I want:

  1. To foster a positive learning environment that celebrates ALL students’ growth and development in the classroom.

  2. To cultivate a love of learning + literacy in each and every student that walks into my classroom.

My goal is to enhance both the personal growth of my students and their school experiences by providing a safe and stable classroom stocked with the material needed for full student participation. Unfortunately, neither the students nor the school itself can afford to provide the majority of the essential supplies needed on a daily basis such as pencils, pens, notebooks/composition books, etc. A critical part of my job is to develop phenomenal people, but that requires having the appropriate supplies accessible to all students.

 

In order to make my vision a reality, I plan to use the funds raised through this effort to purchase supplies needed to support my students throughout the entirety of the school year. This will allow me to provide the materials that my students may otherwise not have access to.

PledgeCents graciously allows me to keep every penny I raise and put it towards classroom supplies; so your gift will make a direct and positive impact on my students.

The warmest thank you from me and my students, we appreciate all of your support!

- Jonah Edwards

Back Up Plan

If I do not meet my goal in full, I will buy as many materials as possible. The most essential materials will be prioritized when shopping for supplies (i.e. pencils, paper, notebooks/binders) as they are the most critical for full student participation.

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Comments (1)

Kim Alix September 23, 2018

I wish you well, Jonah! You will make a difference for the kids you're working with!

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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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