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I want to help build a sense of community and family within my classroom during this time of uncertainty where students feel together and have a connection with each other, whether they are in my classroom or virtually at their homes through projects, community building activities and online research.

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ACH-Building Relationships

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School:
Clearwater Fundamental Middle School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Brittany Fuller 
Students Impacted:
150 
Grade:
Date:
October 7, 2020

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Only $1,000.00 Needed

 

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Goal

I want to help build a sense of community and family within my classroom during this time of uncertainty where students feel together and have a connection with each other, whether they are in my classroom or virtually at their homes through projects, community building activities and online research.  

 

What will be done with my students

I want to ensure that my online learners and my in-class learners are receiving the same education and to make sure learning is occurring successfully for all students, I need to make sure my students are set up for success. I want to prepare my students for college readiness and future success. I will work with my students to explore the importance of building career knowledge through study skills, art projects to build community within my classroom, and financial stability through researching career and college pathways. To ensure success in building culture and community, I want to do team building activities through different art projects and collaborative activities. I want my students to be able to express themselves through different posters and projects where they are learning their personal traits and characteristics while also showing the class their artist and cultural backgrounds. I would love to have a section in my classroom with different art supplies and classroom supplies: construction paper, stencils, electric stapler and staples, colored copy paper, stickers, yarn, glue, pens and markers, etc; which would allow students to be as creative as they needed to have their project reflect themselves.

I would like to strategically place air purifiers in the classroom to help ensure the classroom is ionized and the air is clean which will hopefully help students to do partner work and social distance safely in a clean environment. I want to make sure that my students are in class as much as possible as this year I have many students with allergies who are often out of school. I want to make sure the air it clean and there are as few allergens in the air as possible.

Students will also be encouraged to think of ways to increase their college understanding as well as starting their college or career path. Each week my class will focus on a building career knowledge goal based upon our current topics. I would like for my students to be research and designing computer ideas that express themselves. Having headphone as well as charging stations around the classroom for cell phones and computers, will allow for students to work uninterrupted to ensure success. Additionally, students will engage in weekly activities centered around exploring college and career opportunities along with financial understanding that will be displayed around the classroom. These will be done weekly for the entire school year.  

 

Benefits to my students

I know many families have expressed how they want to ensure their child stays engaged within the class while remaining socially distance. I would love to provide a space where each child in my classroom and virtually, feels they have a piece of themselves within my classroom, whether that is through artwork hanging on the walls or projects with classmates displayed in the halls. Allowing the projects or artwork to stay up for the entire class for all groups to see encourages more in-depth questions to be asked and more relationships to be built within my classroom.

I want to make sure that students have what they need to be successful and I feel that being able to understand what the teacher and other students are doing would be a huge benefit for all learners. Having cell phone and computer charging stations throughout my classroom will allow students to continue with their research without having to interrupt their research or design.  

 

Describe the Students

My students typically include students who would be the first in their family to attend college and are a member of a group underrepresented in college. My students have the desire to graduate high school however do not yet have the skills needed to make this happen. They are also determined to attend college, have a good attendance record and have the willingness to undertake demanding preparation for college or a career of their choice. 

 

Budget Narrative

These items will be used when students are researching and building relationships with students who are in the classroom as well as those students who are virtual. Our classroom computers do not hold a charge for very long and having charging stations will allow for students to continue with their work without having to stop and change computers.

The art supplies and copy paper will be used to build relationships between students in class and at home. Allowing students to express themselves helps them build a sense of community within my classroom. With having so many restrictions within my classroom regarding social distancing, projects and team building activities allows students feel a sense of belonging and are a great way to encourage students to continue with their learning and to gain a sense of purpose.

The air purifier will be used to help ensure students are breathing in clean while they are working with the partners building relationships and making connections with their classmates. With students being indoors much more now, I want to ensure the air they are breathing in clean and any pollutants have been removed and sanitized. Germs are passed around very quickly in a classroom and my hope is that placing air purifiers around my room will help eliminate the spread of any airborne illnesses.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Art Supplies $275.00
2 Air Purifiers with filters and bulbs $400.00
3 Charging Stations $50.00
4 Electric Stapler and staples $75.00
5 Colored Copy Paper $100.00
6 Headphones $100.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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