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Ms. Forsyth from Ronan MT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Strong Brains

Help me give my students Nutri-grain cereal bars, Special K Pastry Crisps Blueberry bars, Nature Valley Bars, Austin Cracker Cookies, and Welch's Fruit Snacks.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of smart, beautiful 9-10 year-olds. My students love coming to school and learning. They are respectful, kind, and so silly! I notice when we are learning something new, my students can get really frustrated and shut down. Something as simple as a small snack can really improve their mood and their motivation to continue working hard. Our school is on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. Our Title I school provides breakfast and lunch to every student for free. Having a schedule and predictable meals can relieve stress for my students so they can put more of their attention and focus into their curriculum.

Without food it’s hard to function, let alone focus, which makes it difficult for my students to perform well academically throughout the day.

According to Eating in Class Benefits Students, "Food is brainpower and is a necessity in order to pay attention in class and to learn. It’s important to fuel the body with food because it enhances memory strength, concentration, and energy levels and will enable students to be successful."

My Project

Some of the snacks I chose for my students include Nature Valley Bars, Austin Cracker Cookies, and Welch's Fruit Snacks to give their bodies a little boost throughout the day. These snacks will provide my students with the energy they need for Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.

My students have a difficult time comprehending information and staying awake in class when they are deprived when they go hours without any calorie intake.

When my students have full bellies, they are more engaged in learning, they are happier, and calmer. During snack time, my students and I enjoy time to chat about their extracurricular activities outside of school and their life at home. This time helps them wind down before we begin our reading lesson. Thank you for your time and support!

Ms. Forsyth
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Quill.com $25.49 1 $25.49
Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars, 48 Count • Quill.com $24.64 1 $24.64
Cheez-It Variety Pack, 1.5 oz, 45 Count • Quill.com $24.05 1 $24.05
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Variety Pack, 49 2-packs/Box (220-00452) • Quill.com $22.94 1 $22.94
Special K Pastry Crisps Blueberry and Strawberry, 60 Count • Quill.com $20.56 1 $20.56
Nabisco Cookie & Cracker Classic Mix Variety, 1 Oz, 40 Count (220-00086) • Quill.com $19.54 1 $19.54
Pop Secret Premium Popcorn Movie Theater Butter, 3 oz, 30 Count • Quill.com $19.20 1 $19.20
Quaker Chewy Granola Bar Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Variety Pack 60 Count (220-00434) • Quill.com $17.84 1 $17.84
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars Peanut, 1.2 Oz, 48 Count (GEM16879) • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Lance Sandwich Crackers Variety Pack, 36 Count (220-00400) • Quill.com $16.65 1 $16.65
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Variety Pack 48 Count (56173) • Quill.com $15.72 1 $15.72
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box • Quill.com $14.44 1 $14.44
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Quill.com $14.44 1 $14.44

Materials cost

$252.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.52

Total project goal

$336.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.81

2 Donors

-$219.00

Donations toward project cost

-$186.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.85

match offer

-$117.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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