A Place for Everything

Mrs. Alarcon
Ustick Elementary School
Grades 3-5
Boise, ID
Project Cost: $1210.40
Dollars to go: $1185.40

My Students

I am fortunate to be at a school with remarkable and resilient students. I currently teach 5th graders. My students come from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are low income or come from our high refugee population. I want to be able to provide all of my students with a positive and organized learning environment. My students are resilient and eager to learn regardless of any obstacles. I have students who start their first year with us in 5th grade, or some who are newcomers to the U.S.. I want to be able to provide students with an organized learning space that they can excel in. I am honored to be able to teach such a great group of students. They have such a great determination to want to do well and learn. I want to be able to give them a classroom where they can learn all they can before they move onto middle school.

My Project

In the current state of teaching, with social distancing and health concerns, I would like to provide my students with a personal storage container to hold their supplies and notebooks. Having a designated personal space for their belongings will be beneficial to students because it will help students stay healthy as well as provide students with a sense of ownership for the supplies they use every day. Because my students are in their last year of elementary school, this will teach them how to be responsible for their things and will help to ensure that they are able to continue to stay healthy and safe as we head back to school. This storage system will also create a more organized space for learning to take place because materials can be easily found and stored.