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Mrs. Fish from San Bernardino CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Clean Classroom Makes a Productive Learning Space!

Help me give my students a clean and tidy learning space! First grade art projects make for a joyful learning space, but also a messy carpet! A vacuum will help our classroom stay joyful and CLEAN!

  • $269 goal

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

Our elementary is located in San Bernardino, California. Although our city has seen it's fair share of poverty (100% of our students receive free or reduced lunch) and tragedy, our wonderful students are working hard towards a bright future! Our kids are kind, resilient, and eager learners!

Providing challenges and support to ALL learners is what fuels our success!

My students come to school with a wide variety of strengths, abilities, and interests! Through hard work and inspiration, my students soar to new heights, persevere in conquering challenges, and develop their academic skills and talents.

My Project

Staffing shortages abound in schools all over our country due to effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Because we are frequently short staffed, our carpet doesn't always get vacuumed. In addition, any assignment that involves cutting paper, sprinkling glitter, or enjoying a snack results in a very messy carpet. Without frequent vacuuming, our room looks and feels pretty gross in just a few days!

A vacuum would allow me to keep our learning environment clean and orderly.

In first grade, at least 25% of my teaching time is "carpet time". The students will often sit together on the carpet to read with their peers, or hear a story. We may use math manipulatives together while sitting on the rug. They occasionally even have playtime on the carpet. Unfortunately, we have frequently had to forgo carpet time because the rug was too dirty to sit on. My students really love carpet time, and it would be so helpful if I could vacuum everyday to ensure that their learning space is clean and tidy.

Our classroom is our home-away-from home. Many students spend more waking hours in our class, than they do at their own house. My students deserve a space that is clean and clutter free. A tidy room leads to a greater sense of calm, and that in turn lends itself to a greater ability to focus for the kids (and me too!). A vacuum will allow me to provide such a space for my wonderful first-graders.

Mrs. Fish
Grades PreK-2

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Shark Navigator Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Blue (NV105) • Staples $178.99 1 $178.99

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