Las Vegas Teacher Wish Lists
As Clark County moves back to the classroom full time for all grades, teachers need our help to continue to educate the future of Nevada. Public, private, or charter, we asked teachers across the Las Vegas Valley to submit their Amazon Wish Lists or Donor’s Choose links.
Please help our teachers give our students the best possible start!
This Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works for a CCSD elementary school providing services to students from preschool through fifth grade.
“All my students are special education students who have been diagnosed with a speech or language disorder. I see my students for speech-language therapy services for individual, small group, and push-in sessions within their classroom. I use a variety of supplies and manipulatives due to the diverse nature of the students I service each day.
After working for CCSD for the past three years as a vacancy substitute teacher, the teacher has now finished her degree in secondary education and is getting her own classroom. Please help her fill her first science classroom with everything her students can need to succeed.
This first-year special education teacher has been working with students for more than a decade.
Special education at her new school is done through support in general education classrooms through pull-out and push-in programs.
“This year, I strive to create an inclusive, supportive, stimulating, and engaging environment for my students. While academic achievement is important, students should also know that they have a place to go when they’re overwhelmed or need some extra help with life skills.”
This Las Vegas native and avid VGK fan has been teaching locally for 9 years. Currently educating first-grade students at a southwest elementary school she is concerned about how many local parents will be able to provide school supplies for their students. Pandemic restrictions prevented fundraising and many of the school’s families are service workers who were impacted hard by the shutdown in ways some of us can’t imagine.
“Please help my students get the tools they need to make school fun again.”
36 Eager 4th grade students
This teacher’s classroom will be filled with 36 eager-to-learn fourth graders this year. This will be her first year at this school and teaching all subjects.
“I am super excited to get my own class and build those relationships with my students and families again. A lot of my resources are dated so any help updating my resources and materials and helping to create a comfortable and inviting classroom would be greatly appreciated.”
This teacher has a passion for middle school science. Teaching at a Title 1 school in a low-income area where more than 73% of the families qualify for assistance drives this teacher to provide a safe place for every student. Creating an environment where everyone is welcome and feels cared for is her goal.
“I am a teacher who sees each individual as a whole person, not just another number in my science class. I love having fun while teaching real-world experiences with my students.”
This past year has been rough on everyone. To help combat the mental health issues that have come to be, our school is introducing a lunch club time. During this time, students will have the opportunity to join different clubs and have the teacher of that club as a mentor. Each club will have approximately 16 students and last 6-8 weeks. This means each club will have the ability to reach about 100 students on a more personal and relaxed level. My desire is to have a game and coloring club where students will be able to relax and let go of any worries or stress and play. Time for play with friends is something that students have not had the opportunity to do during this crazy covid time. I want to give them that time to be a kid and play.
This second-grade teacher educated students at a Henderson elementary school. The majority of the students at this Title 1 school have not participated in-person school since March of 2020! Many of her upcoming second graders have only attended school for three quarters of a year in person. These kiddos will need a lot of motivation and excitement to keep them engaged and learning.
This mother of 5 is a UNLV graduate and a 1st year 2nd-grade teacher in the Southwest.
“This class is special because they got sent home mid-year during kindergarten, when I was their student teacher, and spent their first-grade year learning virtually. I am hoping to give them the BEST in-person experience in second grade this school year!”
As a new teacher, and coming on during a pandemic when students cannot share supplies, there are many things I need for my classroom.
Do your Kindergarten Best! That’s the motto in the classroom of this veteran teacher who has spent the last 17 years teaching kindergarteners.
“l love the energy, the innocence, and the curiosity of all things. Each day in kindergarten is an adventure that challenges me to do my kindergarten best by encouraging me to be innovative, flexible, and have fun. Since COVID teachers have had to get creative in keeping our little ones educated, entertained, but most of all, safe. I have selected items that will allow me to provide independent learning opportunities keeping safety in mind. Thank you for your consideration in helping my kiddos do their kindergarten best!”