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Ms. Canfield from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ESL Students English Notebooks & Mindfulness Activities

Help me give my students a way to utilize their English notes in an organized way, as well as have a way to cool down with conversation cubes that I will glue mindfulness activities on to.

  • $164 goal

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My Students

I have the coolest job in the world because I get to teach students who are new to the United States how to adapt and support their English learning capabilities! Most of our students come from Central American countries, but we also have a number from Central African countries, the Caribbean and various parts of Asia!

The pride that I get from teaching my students is something I can't explain.

To see a student go from speaking no English at all to growing in confidence so that they are unafraid to try is absolutely priceless. To emigrate and leave all you know behind is traumatic, and my students show me how trauma does not have to be the end of anyone's story. I love to see them thrive and grow. They are all worthy of dignity and love.

My Project

I provide many resources to our ESL students to help them learn English, but I've realized that the basic folders that I currently gave them aren't sufficient as all of their papers are disorganized. Folders with fasteners will allow a way for them to put their notes in the middle area and I can give them a Table of Contents sheet to put in the front. When they need to reference one of their notes, they can turn to the Table of Contents and see which page those notes are on.

This will give them a way to use their resources more wisely and more effectively, as well as giving them something tangible to take with them when class is complete.

In addition, the conversation cubes will be utilized at a Social-Emotional Learning Center I have called the "Chill Out Chair". Students can go there to decompress and I will not bother them. I have inspirational quotes surrounding the area, but I want to create "ice cubes" with mindfulness activities on each side of the cube where students can have something to tangibly touch and work through.

Ms. Canfield
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher Created Resources Foam Life Question Cubes, Grades 1+ (TCR20702) • Staples Advantage $10.99 2 $21.98
Staples 2-Pocket Fastener Folders, Green, 10/Pack (13388-US) • Staples Advantage $10.39 2 $20.78
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Purple, 25/Box (50776/27544-CC) • Staples Advantage $10.39 2 $20.78
Staples Adjustable Punch, 10 Sheet Capacity, Black (24539-CC/10574) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Yellow, 25/Box (50779/27546-CC) • Staples Advantage $10.39 1 $10.39
Staples 2 Pocket Fasteners Folders, Orange, 25/Box (50775/27543-CC) • Staples Advantage $10.39 1 $10.39
Gorilla Glue Permanent Super Glue, 0.53 oz. (7805003) • Staples Advantage $4.99 2 $9.98

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