I love teaching high school Earth Science to 210 eighth graders each day. Along with
Earth Science, I help prepare my students for high school next year and for college in
the future. I teach them how to be organized, how to study for tests (boy, do they
resist that!) and every day they are preparing for their future.
We have not had a budget for science courses for most of my 14 years of teaching. I
have always purchased most of our lab materials, school supplies, printer ink,
paper,technology, prizes for incentives, posters, teacher resource materials, plastic
bags, hand sanitizer a, tissue, paper towels, soap, books and more books, etc.
While there are a lot of science materials we could use, simple classroom materials
would be greatly appreciated. A pencil sharpener that works and pencils that actually
sharpen would be awesome. Just today, one of students asked if we could buy "the
good pencils we have during MEAP" testing (Ticonderoga) rather than the cheap ones
that have broken leads inside the pencils or are misdrilled and won't sharpen.
Thank you for supporting my students! They are worth my time, money and effort, I
only wish I do more!