MORRISTOWN, NJ –Teachers in the Morris School District come to school ready to teach and enlighten their students every day. According to K12Niche.com, the Morris School District, which has 403 teachers district wide, received a score of A+ on teacher evaluation. Teachers in the Morris School District strive to provide the best education to their students. At times they face challenges along the way. One way teachers can overcome these challenges is by going to DonorsChoose.org and listing the materials that would provide additional services and materials to their students.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to donate to public school classrooms in need. Public school teachers create classroom project requests, and donors can give any amount to the project. Three teachers from the Morris School District have posted projects that they believe will enhance their student's educational experience.
Ms. Clark, a first grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School, is requesting age appropriate books that her students can use during independent reading time and guided reading. Clark believes that these books will “enhance the reading curriculum” and give her students additional resources that they would otherwise not have.
“As a first grade teacher my goal is to have all of my students reading on grade level by the end of the year. The greatest challenge I have is providing my students with quality books that are at an appropriate reading level”, stated Clark.
To donate to Ms Clark’s first grade class, go to www.donorschoose.org/first-grade-reading
Educators have seen that technology has become an important part of the curriculum. However, due to budgetary restrictions, students need to share technology and they are not able to access the computers on a daily basis. Mrs. Xenitelis and Mrs Lynch, both teachers at Woodland School, are requesting Chromebooks for their Kindergarten and First Grade classes because they believe technology “provides a valuable asset to the classroom”.
Mrs. Lynch explained that students “will be able to practice their typing skills because in 2nd grade they will take the PARCC standardized test on Chromebooks. It's important that they are able to navigate it and know the keyboard.”
“For many of my students the opportunity to use this type of technology is limited to the classroom due to the fact that their families do not have access to technology in the home”, stated Xenitelis. “Our society relies so much on technology, I feel it is so important to give our youth the opportunity to explore and learn in a variety of ways”.
To donate to Mrs Xenitelis’ Kindergarten class, visit www.donorschoose.org/kindergarten-chromebooks
To donate to Mrs. Lynch’s First Grade class, visit www.donorschoose.org/technology-in-the-classroom
According to their website, DonorsChoose.org will ship the materials to the school once the project has reached its funding goal. Donors receive photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Donations over $50 receive a hand-written thank-you note from the students.
For more information, contact www.donorschoose.org