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Mrs. VanDyke from Kentwood MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bright Shiny Day!

My students need life essentials such as deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and lotion as they begin to learn about their changing bodies.

  • $537 goal

This project expired on March 16, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When my students look good, they feel good about themselves. Fifth grade can be a hard transitioning year for young people as they begin to change and grow. Teaching them how to take care of themselves from brushing their teeth to using deodorant is an essential life skill.

My fifth grade students are excited to learn!

Whether they are learning about new fraction concepts or learning about their changing bodies, they are excited. Our school has a population that is over 83% At-Risk and many of the habits that my students learn, they will learn from school. Our children want to feel good and look good on a daily basis. They are young people with changing bodies and changing attitudes! Helping to create life long healthy habits is essential for these students.

My Project

My students will receive the resources such as toothpaste, deodorant, and lotion, after the life skills lessons are taught by our school counselor. They will be able to bring these products home to use, or even keep them in their backpacks for daily use at school. Our classroom will discuss good health habits, such as brushing your teeth, showering, using deodorant, and lotion on a daily basis. We will discuss how important it is to be clean and healthy, because when you look good, you feel good.

When my students receive these products, such as deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes and lotion they will have the resources they need to begin healthy habits.

I believe that when you look good and feel clean, you have a more positive attitude about yourself and your learning. This will impact each and every student in my classroom. These children can begin every day with a bright, shiny smile!

Mrs. VanDyke
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AXE Deodorant Stick, Phoenix 3 oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.94 7 $111.58
Mary Kay Extra Emollient Travel Size Lot 12 • Amazon Business $15.85 5 $79.25
Colgate Total Toothpaste, Anticavity Fluoride and Antigingivitis, Clean Mint Travel Size, TSA Aproved, 0.75 Oz (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.84 5 $74.20
Colgate Extra Clean Full Head, Medium Toothbrush #97, (Pack of 12)... • Amazon Business $10.56 5 $52.80
Degree Men Adrenaline Series Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Adventure 2.7 oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.48 3 $46.44
Degree Dry Protection Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Shower Clean 2.6 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.97 3 $35.91
Secret Original Shower Fresh Women's Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant 2.7 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74

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