Developing A Love For History

The Description

After completing Teach for America’s - 2017 Delta 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 elementary 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.

PledgeCents allows me to keep whatever I raise, 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:

All donations will go towards buying these supplies.

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 (6)

Karen Friedman August 9, 2017

Love you Joe

leslie lawrence August 9, 2017

Hi Joe,
I'm happy to help in this way--and proud of the work you're doing. I strongly believe that keeping a journal is one of the best things
anyone can do for themselves. Now I should follow my own advice! Take good care.

Amy Deutsch & Family August 7, 2017

Joe , we could not be more proud of you!
Xxxx

Robin Steinberg August 7, 2017

Hi Joe,

I'm so glad that you reached out and asked everyone for support. I hope you raise the money you need - the children who get YOU as their teacher will be so incredibly lucky to have you! Keep up the good work!

Love,

Robin

John Achilla August 6, 2017

Dear Joseph -
I am making this donation on behalf of Benjamin Biffis. I hope this will help you provide the supplies needed to ensure that every student in your classroom has the tools to succeed. It is my absolute pleasure to help you and the next generation of young people. Good luck!
Sincerely,
John Achilla

Beatriz August 5, 2017

Hope you reach your goal, you deserve it!

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About the Creator

Joe is a recent graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned High Honors for his African Studies thesis on systemic racism in the United States. As a first year teacher, there are many classroom supplies that he needs, but does not yet have. This is where PledgeCents comes in. With your help, Joe can buy the necessary materials to help his students reach their goals and grow as learners and leaders.

Reason for Teaching:
When I was a young kid I lacked an appreciation for reading, writing, and my education as a whole. This passion did not develop until college, when I could choose to learn about the topics that I was interested in. Only then did I truly engage in the material at hand.

My Africana Studies professors developed my appreciation for history – allowing me to add context to the current events I saw everyday. Seeing the information I was learning apply to the real world gave me a newfound appreciation for history and, more generally, education. This is why I went to Mississippi; I want to give my students the same appreciation that I gained later in my education through history.

Everyday, I reflect upon how lucky I was to have a community that pushed me to work in school, despite my disinterest. Moreover, I was privileged enough to have the resources in elementary, middle, and high schools to learn the material that was being taught. Some of my students will have that community, some may not. Either way, they deserve the same resources that I had, with a teacher who will be there for them as a teacher, mentor, and engaged community member every step of the way. This is why I am asking for your donations: you can help me build my classroom and, by doing so, allow me to strengthen the relationships I have with my students to grow their minds.

Investments (24)

$80

Susan L Brooks

4 months ago

$31

John Beranbaum

4 months ago

$52

karen friedman

4 months ago

$10

Kameron Dunbar

4 months ago

$30

leslie lawrence

4 months ago

$25

Aly Myers

4 months ago

$26

Lauren and Mal Catt

4 months ago

$30

Katherine broderick

4 months ago

$103

Karen Tokarz

4 months ago

$25

Kathy Schultz

4 months ago

$100

amy deutsch

4 months ago

$250

Daniel L Greenberg

4 months ago

$50

Paul Butler

4 months ago

$100

Ilene Seidman

4 months ago

$100

Jane Aiken

4 months ago

$50

Jennifer Brown

4 months ago

$103

Robin Steinberg

4 months ago

$26

Ellen Yaroshefsky

4 months ago

$100

John Achilla

4 months ago

$5

Benjamin Biffis

4 months ago

$31

Anonymous

4 months ago

$16

Beatriz Flores

4 months ago

$5

Tristam Osgood

4 months ago

$20

Nina Sandstad

4 months ago