Building a Foundation: Startup Classroom Supplies

The Description

After completing Teach for America’s - 2018 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 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:

Also, since I believe a love for reading is essential for young learners, it is my hope to provide my class with a colorful, comfortable rug (for read-alouds and independent reading time) as well as a well-stocked library full of books (whether new or used)!

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 (5)

Mamie Smith August 4, 2018

Thank you so much, Professor Lepage and Ms. Darling! It means so much to have your support.

Andrea August 3, 2018

Mamie, thanks for all of the time and care that you are putting into your classroom and students. They will be very lucky to have a teacher who is already so invested in them and thoughtful about their education.

Wendy Darling August 1, 2018

Congratulations, Mamie! Your students are so fortunate to have such a loving, caring, and committed teacher. All the best to you now and in the years to come.

Mamie Smith July 25, 2018

Thanks, Mom and Dad! :)

Powell and Ellen Smith July 25, 2018

You are going to do great things as a teacher Mamie!

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About the Creator

I'm from Atlanta, GA, and I'm proud to be a part of Teach for America in South Louisiana. Starting August 8th, I will be teaching about 17 second graders at Donaldsonville Primary School in Ascension Parish. I can't wait to meet the kids in my class and do everything I can to help make it a fun and exciting year of growth for them. Help supply my classroom by making sure my students have everything they need in order to succeed! :)