Baltimore Curriculum Project Inc via Crowdrise
August 12, 2014
BENEFITING: Baltimore Curriculum Project Inc
On August 6th three dedicated teachers from City Springs Elementary/Middle School took time out of their summer vacations to get their classrooms ready for the new school year.
Third grade teacher Mallory Shore, first grade teacher Allyson Peacock, and second grade teacher Alyssa Schoenleber spent the day building white boards and painting their classrooms.
"The classrooms at City Springs still have old chalkboards, and teachers today need white boards to utilize some of the electronic features in our current curricula and programs," said City Springs EMS Principal Rhonda Richetta.
"These teachers spent their own money to turn their chalkboards into white boards. All classrooms at City Springs should have white boards. For about $100 per classroom we can convert our chalkboards to white boards using a special paint."
Teachers at City Springs, Hampstead Hill Academy, and Wolfe Street Academy do everything they can to create a supportive learning environment for their students. This includes spending thousands of dollars each year on school supplies, cleaning supplies, snacks and other essentials.
According to a survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, 92 percent of teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies.
"I give my family and friends boxes to take to work so that they can collect school supplies," said Shore.
"One year my Dad's friend collected donations at his construction company and gave me $600 in Wal-Mart gift cards. That was perfect!" said Schoenleber.
YOU CAN HELP
Teachers give their blood, sweat and tears to educate our children. The least we can do is make sure that they have adequate supplies. Please give what you can.