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Mrs. Almon from Hartford CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeding Their Hearts and Bellies

My students need Play doh and various snacks to create a nurturing First Grade classroom.

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade in a Title I school. Although my students may live in an impoverished neighborhood, my students are vibrant and will brighten up your day! They can be an energetic bunch! They are hard workers and love to show this to anyone who walks into our classroom or whoever they see in the hallway!

We currently have about 600 students in our school and all of them receive a free breakfast and lunch (sometimes dinner) every day.

Our school has a transient population, our students do not always have a stable place to call home. Some of our students are homeless. Some of our students have been placed in shelters with their families while in between places to live.

My Project

I am requesting play doh and snacks to support my students in crisis in order to create a nurturing classroom.

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"-A.A.Milne

Some of my students in previous years have been homeless, unbeknownst to me or anyone at my school. Families undergoing stressors, such as homelessness, loss of job/income, et cetra can find it embarrassing to share this and are unaware how schools can help support their child and their families in their time of need.

I am requesting play doh and snacks to help my students who have had traumatic events, such as homelessness, to feel comfortable in my classroom. Play doh is a stress reliever: help them relax and calm down. I want to engage my students with play doh dialogues-I will sit with my students and have friendly conversations (get to know you/beginning of the year) while making different things with the play doh. It is important to establish a nurturing and comfortable environment to keep students feeling secure and safe. The snacks will fill their little bodies and make them energized to engage to learn! Food is an important factor to making First Graders ready to learn and feeling nurtured.

Hopefully this project will encourage all my students to feel nurtured and secure in my classroom.

Mrs. Almon
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Play-Doh Numbers Letters N Fun Art Multi Kids Toddler Games Play Set Playdough • Amazon Business $13.97 2 $27.94
Welch's Mixed Fruits Snacks, 0.9 Oz, 66 Count (209-00320) • Quill.com $23.79 1 $23.79
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box • Quill.com $23.79 1 $23.79
KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bars, 1.41 oz. Bars, 12 Bars/Box • Quill.com $18.69 1 $18.69
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Sunchips Mix, 30 Bags/Case • Quill.com $18.69 1 $18.69
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Quill.com $14.44 1 $14.44
KIND Healthy Grains Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut Granola Bar, 1.2 oz., 12Bars/Box • Quill.com $11.89 1 $11.89
Play-Doh Shape and Learn Make and Measure • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Play-Doh Shape and Learn Numbers and Counting • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32

Materials cost

$208.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.61

Total project goal

$284.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.06

4 Donors

-$142.03

Donations toward project cost

-$120.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.30

match offer

-$142.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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