As a school and a classroom, there’s almost always something that would make our time together even more productive, fun, and awesome. Here’s a short list of things we’re looking for at the moment:
For Nilsen Classroom:
- Snacks – As I quickly learned the first few days of school, not all students bring (or are able to bring) a snack. As we have an extra long morning with the middle lunch slot, I think it’s OK for students to have a snack midway through the morning. But I’m starting to run out of the things that I bought and that a parent dropped off on the first day. Some big-bang-for-our-buck healthy(ish) snacks that you could donate to the classroom would help a lot. I currently still have pretzels and applesauce that I bought, but I’m not sure how much longer they will last.
- Watercolor paint sets – As we had a mixup on supply lists, we don’t quite have a full class set of watercolors. I bought nice brushes and watercolor paper and would love to use them!
- Old magazines with lots of pictures – In the world of Dual Language Immersion, you can never have enough visuals to accompany your lessons.
- Old Mailboxes – The garden committee is beginning to collect old mailboxes (the exterior ones from residential homes). The plan is to paint them and install them around the garden.
- Empty tissue boxes – STEM is planning a project using empty tissue boxes. We’re sending our empties to Mrs. Welch, and could use the help of our community to flood her room with those boxes!
- Books (especially in Spanish) – our library is growing, and we are trying to build both our bilingual and Spanish specific library along with it.