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Ms. Melrose from San Diego CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community

Help me give my students a stronger sense of community and belonging by providing a small birthday celebration for each student and tools for us to use during individual conferences.

  • $176 goal

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My Students

Our student population is diverse with students of various income levels, ethnicities, and religions in one classroom. With a Marine Air station just less than three miles away, we serve many military families originating from all over the country. This diversity presents unique challenges for our community. They have enjoyed learning about other countries and cultures in an effort to better understand themselves and those around them.

These students have the desire to succeed in their post-secondary life, but they need help acquiring the skills necessary for either college or a career.

Most of our students go on to attend college, either at the community college level or a four-year university.

My Project

In order for students to feel comfortable taking academic risks they must feel valued and appreciated. By taking a couple of minutes to celebrate each student's birthday, we will develop a community of people who care about each other and each individual's success.

Students love to meet to discuss their goals and progress one-on-one but it can be challenging to remember the details of the conversation.

The phone message books provide a place for us to take notes during conferences discussing their individual progress. The carbon copy will both myself and the student to have a copy of the notes we take so we can both refer back to them.

Ms. Melrose
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adams Phone Message Book, Carbonless Duplicate, 5.50 x 11 Inches, 4 Sets per Page, 400 Sets per Book, Pack Of 6 • Amazon Business $26.74 1 $26.74
Sustainable Greetings 144-Pack Blank Happy Birthday Cards Bulk Box Set, 6 Assorted Designs, Envelopes Included, 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Carson-Dellosa CD-101021BN Birthday Crowns, 30 Per Pack, 2 Packs • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Creative Teaching Press Happy Birthday Crowns (2817) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Today's My Birthday Roll Stickers (100 Piece) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Schoolgirl Style Decorative Just Teach Happy Birthday Mini Bulletin Board Set (110397) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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