Building The Foundation: Startup Classroom Supplies

The Description

After completing Teach for America’s - 2019 Philadelphia 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)

Alexandra Downey August 1, 2019

Congratulations Alex! What a noble path you are pursuing. I know your parents are beyond proud. As your fake sister, I am too! The kids you will soon teach and mentor are fortunate to have you guiding them. All the best!

Bob Guere August 1, 2019

Congratulations Alex!

You will have a positive impact on your students lives.

Best,

Bob

Alan Kraft July 29, 2019

Congratulations on your assignment, Alex . . . I know your kids will be benefit greatly having you in their lives!

Joyce and Jack July 29, 2019

Good luck, this fall, Alex! Make sure to post updates!

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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 (24)

$100

Judith Ellenthal

3 months ago

$100

Paul Travaglino

3 months ago

$50

Matt Ellenthal

3 months ago

$100

Scott DePetris

3 months ago

$50

Tom Neseralla

3 months ago

$100

Mike Bedell

3 months ago

$300

Lisa Shufro

3 months ago

$75

richard dantas

3 months ago

$100

Alexandra J Downey

3 months ago

$200

Robert Guere

3 months ago

$10

Kelsey Brodie

3 months ago

$10

Kathryn Evans

3 months ago

$100

Judith Leventon

3 months ago

$25

Jake Higdon

3 months ago

$25

Sophie Higdon

3 months ago

$100

Alan Kraft

3 months ago

$100

Sharon and David Higdon

3 months ago

$10

Christie Dionisos

3 months ago

$25

Joyce Madancy

3 months ago

$160

Andrew Ellenthal

3 months ago

$25

Chris Klein

3 months ago

$5

Shmuly & Laiky Rubin

3 months ago

$25

Janet Sweeney

3 months ago

$150

Suzanne Ellenthal

3 months ago