Hey there, friends! I’m switching gears a bit this evening, as I have some important information I’d like to share with you guys.
As you probably know, I’m a FitFluential Ambassador, and earlier today while I was browsing through one of our discussion boards, I came across a topic that quickly caught my attention. As it turns out, we, as a FitFluential Team, are going to be participating in the “Adopt A Classroom" program.
The Mission Statement of “Adopt A Classroom” reads as follows:
Adopt-A-Classroom increases opportunity for student success by empowering teachers with community partners and funds to purchase resources for the classroom.
The FitFluential team will be adopting two classrooms in an effort to help them raise funds for books, as well as help raise money for one of the schools which was devastated by a tornado. As a former elementary school teacher, this is a topic that I not only feel rather strongly about, but I also know about all too well.
When classrooms are lacking in the resources they require, unfortunately, it’s ultimately the kids who suffer most. Many teachers are working day in and day out, with minimal resources at their disposal, to give students the absolute best education that they deserve. It’s certainly not uncommon for a teacher to take a good chunk of his/her paycheck and turn it right back over to items he/she may need for the classroom – often spending an average of $1,200 of their own money every school year – and if you’ve ever been in education (and probably even if you haven’t), you know what I’m talking about.
As a FitFluential Team, we are looking to raise $200 per classroom.
Would we want to raise more than that? You betcha. But it’s going to take a team effort to make it happen, so that’s why I’m bringing this up here, to all of you.
To give you a little background info…
The first classroom that we have adopted is a 5th grade class from Joplin, MO:
Recently, our school was destroyed by a tornado. Everything in the classroom is gone. We are not able to get into the classroom. Next year we will have over 50 3rd graders who will not have a classroom library, supplies, or reading centers/areas. Many have lost their homes and I would love for them to have a safe place to heal and learn.
To read more and/or donate to on this classroom you can go here: http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/classroomdonation/results_teacher.aspx?classroomid=143777
The second classroom we adopted is a 4th grade class located in Dallas, TX:
My students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. They do not have access to many resources outside of their immediate community. My Students need class sets of novels to read. They also need incentives to reward their efforts. By providing books and incentives I can make sure that all my students have a level playing field.
To read more and/or donate to on this classroom you can go here: http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/classroomdonation/results_teacher.aspx?classroomid=154803
There is certainly no pressure here whatsoever for anyone to make a donation; this is just me passing along some information about something that is very near and dear to my heart. Even though I’m not in the classroom anymore, I’m still very passionate about making sure that students get the best education that they deserve.
I will most definitely be donating to both of the classrooms listed above.
If you care to join me, that would be awesome.