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Mrs. Longo from Trenton NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Buddy Bench

Help me give my students a bench that they can make into a "buddy bench" for students to sit on during recess to signal that they would like someone to play with so all students feel included.

  • $205 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a group of compassionate, motivated, learners who persevere and strive for greatness every single day. In our classroom, they are reminded that they are leaders and that they hold the future in their hands. My students love to read and act as leaders for our entire school community. The majority of students come from low-income households and do not have much but care so much about giving to others. Despite their hardships, they come to school every day excited to learn and grow. They are truly inspiring.

My Project

My students came up with the idea of a school "buddy bench" when we were discussing the importance of being kind and respectful to everyone. Their goal is to help every student in our school feel included and accepted. They would like to decorate the bench together as a class and then go to the different classes in our school and explain to the other students how to use the buddy bench. We will place the bench on our recess area so that any student, no matter what grade, can sit on it when they need someone to play with. My students would like to encourage friendship and acceptance among our school community.

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Mrs. Longo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Amazonia Milano 4-Feet Eucalyptus Bench • Amazon Business $141.29 1 $141.29

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