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Ms. Flanagan-Mosher from Bridgeport CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Families Together: Grilling!

Help me give my students and families a way to connect with a grill and utensils to our school so that we can bring people together to help them become more involved in their educations.

  • $1,606 goal

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My Students

I am a fourth grade teacher in a large, Pre-K-8 school. Most, if not all, of my students come from lower income families. Many of these children face poverty, violence, and obscenities of life on a daily basis; that are well beyond what most of us could imagine.

Despite all of that, they come to school hungry for knowledge trying to do their best to learn as I try to do my best to give them a good education and an introduction to the American way of life.

We are looking to get families to get involved in activities after school as well as within the school day.

With limited resources, there are many things that others consider basic parts of education that I am unable to provide without the assistance of others. Many of my students do not come to school fed, let alone with the correct school supplies needed to succeed. Their parents are not able to supply them with simple school supplies.

My Project

The materials, a grill, utensils and grill cover, from this project will help bridge the gap that exists between the home and the school. Studies have shown that students with highly engaged families, achieve academically far greater than their peers. The engagement of families encourages academic achievement and makes learning a team effort. The innovative Social Emotional Learning (SEL) idea to get a grill to hold family events was created to entice families, while building student relationships and helping students with social-emotional learning. This program would feed my students and parents so that they would come together with teachers to create a community. Since there is a lack of parental involvement, it has hindered some students from learning to their fullest capacity. Building the bridge between the home and school will increase parental involvement inside and outside of the school, while making learning an exciting experience that they can share with their families.

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents"- Jane D Hull.

The grill is a tool to help get families involved. We plan on feeding the families and holding activities that will be a fun, hands-on activity that helps parents understand what their student is learning and increase student understanding by having them share their learning. In addition, the grill help us hold Welcome Back to School Events, Autumn Harvest Events, Thanksgiving Events, Mother's Day Events, Father's Day Events, End of Year Events and many other socials throughout the year.

Ms. Flanagan-Mosher
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Broil King 958344 Regal S590 Pro Gas Grill, 5-Burner, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $1,274.34 1 $1,274.34
iCOVER Gas Grill Cover-58 inch 600D Canvas Waterproof Fade Resistant Heavy Duty Barbeque BBQ Grill Cover Sized for Weber,Char Broil,Holland, Jenn Air,Brinkmann.G21653. • Amazon Business $20.75 1 $20.75
ROMANTICIST 6pc Heavy Duty Grilling Accessories Set - Extra Thick Stainless Steel Grill Set for Barbecue Griddle Outdoor Cooking - Professional & Essential BBQ Accessories for Men Women Grill Master • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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