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Mrs. Koenig from Sacramento CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be a Buddy, Not a Bully Part 2

My students need books and color printer to help them create their own digital storytelling about how to be a good kind person so they can help educate others to be bully free.

  • $168 goal

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My Students

"My students make me feel proud. People always say one person can't make a difference, but I have proof that these kids have made a difference." -Michelle Roosma

My students are very curious and energetic.

They are ecstatic and passionate about learning, just as I am about teaching them.

I teach in a Title I school, where about 90% percent of my students are English Language Learners and come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Ninety-five percent of my students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My Project

"Courage is fire, and Bullying is smoke." by Benjamin Disraeli

Bullying can threaten a student's physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn.

These days, bullying is becoming more and more frequent among today’s youth in school and online.

As a kindergarten teacher, I believe the best way to address bullying is to “stop it before it starts.” Educating my students early and addressing the negative effect of bullying can help prevent bullying from occurring in my students' future.

I plan to create “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” thematic unit for my kindergartners filled with hands-on lessons, videos, books/stories and collaborative discussions about kindness and how to be a buddy/friend. And most of all, to encourage them to not be afraid to stand up when they see someone being bullied.

I am requesting books "Bully B.E.A.N.S.", "The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others" and a color printer. These items will help my students create their own digital storytelling about how to be a good kind person so they can help educate others to be kind and be bully free. I plan to read the books and have my students use the color printer to print out images and pictures to create posters and videos of different scenarios on how to be a buddy and not a bully for other classmates and students at our school to see.

Thank you in advance for your support in helping us take a stand on "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully!" and empowering them to STAND UP and STEP IN!

Mrs. Koenig
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP DeskJet 2655 All-in-One Compact Printer - White with 100-page Instant Ink Bundle • Amazon Business $54.98 1 $54.98
HP Instant Ink, 1st month Enrollment Card, 100 page plan (T0A48AN) • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44

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