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My district is a large district within the state, and our school is one that has many refugees who may have never been in school before. They face struggles of keeping up with their school work, adjusting to life in America, and to top it all, learn a new language. Needless to say, school is not always their first priority. Yet, even so, these students have so much potential. I believe that if I am able to engage them, then they will begin to learn. They have the potential to accomplish so much more than they believe. My students are incredibly street smart and can problem solve outside of the classroom. Many of them are taking care of themselves and siblings. This means that when they are in my class not doing the work, it is because I have either not explained it well, this skill has never been taught, or the language to communicate is still being built. I believe that they are truly capable of conquering all their obstacles.
Materials such as paper and pencils often are taken for granted. With my students, many families cannot afford to buy their students' pencils, let alone binders for the year. Because of this, these students are at an even greater disadvantage in school. Help me even the playing field by providing quality materials for my students. With these materials, they will be set up for success. My students often struggle with their language abilities and do not need another reason for them to struggle. With the help of these supplies, my students will be one step closer to being successful.