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Ms. Rhonda V. Patterson from Capitol Heights MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2020: My Dreams and Goals Using My What's My Word

Help me give my students a purpose that will carry them throughout their middle and high school journey by allowing them to focus on one word.

  • $657 goal

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My Students

My scholars are from every corner of the globe and as a social studies teacher, I want to make their learning experience rigorous as well as fun.

My middle school is composed of a very exceptionally diverse socioeconomic background.

Many of their parents speak a language other than English as their primary language. The majority receive free and reduced-price lunch with one or both parents working full time. We also have a large population of special needs students. Many of my 8th-grade students have never been encouraged outside of the school and many of them have not had the opportunity to set goals for themselves because no one has taken the time to guide them. Using positive words and setting goals with them will hopefully lead my diverse group of learners to set higher goals and be successful.

My Project

This year I am at a new school and a very different environment. I want my students to have something tangible to use as a reminder of their dreams and goals. My plan is to incorporate the use of bracelets and keyrings that will have each student's personal word of intention for 2020 stamped into the washer.

The purpose of this project is to prompt positive intentions for my 8th-grade students.

This is made possible by students choosing a word that help them to focus on their 2020 intent goals using just one word. Having students chose their word and build around that word by journaling, drawings, and setting goals. This project is a focal point for my students and being able to see their word on a keychain or bracelet, that they created, will be more personal and meaningful.

I need assistance in purchasing the materials as it may be a hardship for many of my students. I really want to give them this as part of their 8th-grade promotion activities. The paper and pencil component will allow the students to focus on their word every month as well as every day with intention. They will journal the story of their word every month and at the end of the school year, they will have a journal based on their word as well as a physical keepsake that they can have as their keychain or bracelet.

Ms. Rhonda V. Patterson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Super Markers 20 Unique Colors Dual Tip Fabric & T-Shirt Marker Set-Double-Ended Fabric Markers with Chisel Point and Fine Point Tips - 20 Permanent Ink Vibrant and Bold Colors • Amazon Business $12.96 6 $77.76
Custom Font Number and Letter Stamping Tool Case (36 Uppercase Stamps/Alphabet 0-9 & !) 1/8 inch (3mm) Letters, Numbers, Symbols - Hard Carbon Steel Tools - Stamp/Punch Metal, Jewelry, Leather, Wood • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
PandaHall Elite 36 Pcs Letter and Number Metal Stamp Set, 1/4 inch 6mm Alphabet A-Z and Number 0-9 and Symbol, Iron Uppercase Stamps Punch Press Tool for Imprinting on Metal Jewelry Leather Wood • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Pangda 100 Pieces Drawstring Cotton Bags Muslin Bags for Party Favor Home Supplies, 5 by 7 Inches • Amazon Business $26.59 2 $53.18
HORUSDY 37-Piece Number & Capital Letter Stamp Set (A-Z & 0-9 + Love) Punch Perfect for Imprinting Metal, Plastic, Wood, Leather, 1/8 (3mm) (37-Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
ImpressArt 1 Pound Metal Stamping Hammer • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
PandaHall Elite 12 Rolls 1mm Waxed Polyester Cord Thread Beading String 10.9 Yards per Roll Spool 12 Colors for Jewelry Making and Macrame Supplies • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Best Fabric Markers (PACK OF 24 PENS) Non-Toxic - Set of 24 Individual Colors - NO DUPLICATES - Bullet Tip - Machine Washable Paint - Perfect for Writing on Clothes, Clothing, Jeans, Pants, and Shirts • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Livder Metal Swivel Lanyard Snap Hook Lobster Claw Clasp and Split Key Rings Chain, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
BENECREAT 12 Pack (6mm 1/4") Design Stamps, Metal Punch Stamp (Nature Theme) Stamping Tool Case - Electroplated Hard Carbon Steel Tools to Stamp/Punch Metal Jewelry Leather Wood • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
#8 x 3/8" OD Brass Flat Washer, (100 Pack) - Choose Size, by Bolt Dropper • Amazon Business $6.31 3 $18.93
#8 x 3/8" OD Brass Flat Washer, (100 Pack) - Choose Size, by Bolt Dropper • Amazon Business $6.31 2 $12.62
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29

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