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The goal of this project is to take pictures of my students that reflect their achievements and successes at school. For example, when a student is "Citizen of the Month" which is based on a student's positive behavior, a picture is taken, displayed on a bulletin board at school and then framed and sent home with the student. The purpose of this grant is to document student successes as they happen and give them tangible proof (framed pictures) of their accomplishments.

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Smile and Say "Cheese"!

School:
Calvin A. Hunsinger 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Marilyn Harris 
Students Impacted:
125 
Grade:
K-12 
Date:
July 27, 2014

Investor

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The Pinellas Education Foundation - $300.00

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Goal

The goal of this project is to take pictures of my students that reflect their achievements and successes at school. For example, when a student is "Citizen of the Month" which is based on a student's positive behavior, a picture is taken, displayed on a bulletin board at school and then framed and sent home with the student. The purpose of this grant is to document student successes as they happen and give them tangible proof (framed pictures) of their accomplishments.  

 

What will be done with my students

I will photograph students during positive events such as Citizen of the Month, Honors Assembly, Running Club, Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee, Safety Patrol, as well as when they are engaged in positive activities such as reading, working in our garden, helping other students or adults, on their birthday, at Open House and on the first day of school. The pictures will be developed and then prominently displayed on bulletin boards throughout the school. As new pictures are taken, the old ones will be framed and given to the students to share with their families.  

 

Benefits to my students

The students at Calvin Hunsinger often experience poverty, turbulent home lives, single parent families, incarcerated family members, academic and behavioral struggles, mental health issues and a variety of other stressors. These life situations are often reflected in how the students view themselves, which is frequently in a negative manner.The goal is for the students to view themselves and school positively when they see their pictures on the boards. I hope that when students view themselves in a more positive manner, they will attend school more regularly, improve their behavior at school, and increase the time they spend engaged in learning. 

 

Describe the Students

Many of my students are economically disadvantaged, demonstrate low academic performance, experience behavioral difficulties and mental health issues and a significant number live in single parent families. Our school receives Universal Free Lunch for students and is a Title I School. All of my students receive Exceptional Education Services (ESE) including services for students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Speech and Language Impairments and Occupational Therapy. 

 

Budget Narrative

Pictures will be developed (using coupons of course!), displayed, and then sent home framed with students. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Photo developing $240.00
2 Frames (including foam frames) $45.00
3 Bulletin board supplies $15.00
  Total: $300.00

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