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Mrs. Ciamberlano from Bensalem PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Joy into Learning

Help me give my students everything we need to help us implement a joyful, positive Morning Meeting! Each day we will use authentic literature and interactive activities that include reading, math, science, and social studies.

  • $562 goal

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My Students

My 4th-grade students are awesome kids! They represent many different countries and many of my students are fluent in two languages. My class of 30 students are diverse in many ways. They are a diverse class in who they are, where they come from, the languages they speak, the way they learn, and so much more. I learn so much from my students! They come to me with a wealth of information that they love sharing. I love learning about their cultures, native countries, and their languages. We have a wonderful time learning from one another!

My students are enthusiastic about their education, and are always excited to learn new things.

They love to listen to stories and get totally immersed in the plot where they don't want me to stop reading! They are becoming amazing writers and are always trying new things. My students LOVE science! They are naturally curious kids and have tons of questions about the world. They enjoy hands-on science investigations and making new discoveries. We are a class that cares about each other and are always taking the time to do kind things for one another.

My Project

This year my district is including a social/ emotional block of time into our daily schedule. I am so excited for this addition to our day! It is important to have time to check in with my students to see how they're morning is going, and make sure they are ready to make the most of their day. The materials I am asking for will help us have positive, fun, engaging classroom meetings everyday! We will be doing engaging activities from all subject areas, and we will be working all year to build a positive classroom community where all of my students feel safe and cared for.

These morning meeting materials will help foster individual feelings of significance and belonging, set the tone for a respectful class culture, help support social and emotional learning, and ultimately increase academic learning.

I love teaching all academic subject areas, but kids need time to learn and practice social skills and problem-solving strategies so that they can be more successful in their academic learning and their everyday lives. I am thrilled to incorporate a morning meeting into our daily schedule, and I cannot wait to see the positive effects it has on my students and our classroom.

Mrs. Ciamberlano
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-18CTCP) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades 3-6: Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data into Goal-Directed Instruction • Amazon Business $25.30 1 $25.30
Doing Science in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities that Connect to Your Curriculum • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Doing Social Studies in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences: The Classroom Essentials Series • Amazon Business $21.94 1 $21.94
Doing Math in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum (Responsive Classroom) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
80 Morning Meeting Ideas for Grades 3-6 • Amazon Business $18.73 1 $18.73
The Paper Bag Princess 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $18.65 1 $18.65
Etekcity LED Finger Lights 100 Pack Finger Ring Glow Sticks for Kids Adults Bright Party Favors Party Supplies for Holiday Light up Toys Assorted Color • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Morning Meeting Book • Amazon Business $17.87 1 $17.87
The First Six Weeks of School • Amazon Business $17.67 1 $17.67
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher • Amazon Business $15.07 1 $15.07
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
All the Water in the World • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Grandpa Green • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Book of Gold • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Perfect • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Written Anything Good Lately? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Red Writing • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Redi-Tag Divider Sticky Notes, Tabbed Self-Stick Lined Note Pad, 60 Ruled Notes, 4 x 6 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors (29500) • Amazon Business $3.71 2 $7.42
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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