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1st Year Teacher Classroom Expense

$1,320 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 7 months
Hi, I am Tanisha and will be known by my students as Ms. Branford in a few short weeks. I recently graduated from Columbus State University with a 3.74 GPA in early childhood. I have landed a job as a 5th grade teacher where I will teach an awesome group of eager learners.
I am raising funds for our classroom (see the very last picture below to see our empty classroom) so that these students may have the tools and resources that are necessary for them to reach their maximum learning potential.
My goal as an educator is to promote and enrich students' desire to learn by creating a positive classroom learning environment where students construct new knowledge through authentic, innovative, and inquiry based learning experiences in our 21st century classroom. As many of you know, educators don't make nearly as big of a salary as we know is deserved. In my case, I am a first year teacher and unfortunately shiny, new teachers have to start from the bottom without a paycheck and build a wonderful new classroom full of resources and tools that will stimulate new learning!
22205780_1499887155.0922_funddescriptionOur classroom will need the basic necessities such as pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, books, shiny, new markers, clip boards, white boards, crates, plastic cabinets/shelves, etc. But in order to enhance our learning even more, I am interested in purchasing new flexible furniture to stimulate my smart, brainy students. Flexible classroom seating furniture eliminates the traditional classroom atmosphere and arrangements and incorporates a classroom arrangement that is conducive to learning. This is because students are allowed to choose a place where they learn best whether it be on a bouncy yoga ball, a sofa, a rug, a spinning chair, a chair, or maybe just a simple wobble stool. Here are examples of what a flexible seating classroom furniture looks like
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22205780_1499886836.6537_funddescriptionAny donation to this fund would greatly be appreciated and will be used to help build the future for these fantastic fifth graders and our classroom! I am looking forward to a successful school year! Here is a picture of our classroom right now after it has been furnished with your help I will show you our updated shiny, new classroom. 
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I would like to express my gratitude to each and every person that contributed to the fundraiser for my first year classroom expenses! I am grateful to have such positive, supportive, and all around generous people surrounding me. I sent every person that donated a personalized thank you message to your email address. I appreciate you all immensely because of all of the things you could have did with your hard earned money - you decided to spare it to help not only me, but children of the future as well! That in itself shows me that there are still good people in this world that cares about education, teachers, and most of all children! Events like this show the humility of a person and you clearly see the ones who are supportive of your endeavors! And lastly, thanks to those that sincerely and truly had it in their hearts to give but just were not able to. With that being said, I promise to make you all proud and serve each and every student beyond monetary value!
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My goal is to simply build a brighter future for my students so that they are productive, responsible, open-minded, knowledgeable individuals!
Student teaching my smarties!
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We are half way to the goal! We only need $505 to reach our goal! Please help by donating to our fund to furnish our classroom with the necessary resources and tools to help us have a successful first year with flexible classroom furniture and other school supplies! Thanks!
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$1,320 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 7 months
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Glecy Rose Limen
1 month ago
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$5
Aina Muhd
1 month ago
$50
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6 months ago
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$20
Big Mal
7 months ago
$25
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7 months ago
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$60
Tanesha Terry and Family
7 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$25
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7 months ago
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7 months ago
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