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Mrs. LaDriere-Konan from Schenectady NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused, Growing Minds, Healthy Bodies and Nutritious Snacks

My students need nutritious snacks, tissues, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes to stay healthy. They also need nutrition, mindfulness and growth mindset books to support our science curriculum and mindfulness and growth mindset initiatives.

  • $472 goal

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My Students

My diverse group of 5th grade students attend an urban elementary school in upstate New York. All of my students qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch, and several participate in the weekend food backpack program.

Despite the many struggles that my students face, they are ready to tackle each new day at school working hard to prepare for their futures.

My students are inquisitive about the world around them, very creative, and motivated to to well in school.

My Project

My students would benefit from books on mindfulness and growth mindset to help them maintain calm, focused minds and to encourage them to persevere as they strive for academic excellence. We also need resources for our food nutrition unit.

The cold and snow won't keep my students at home this winter if they stay healthy, happy, and productive.

To support this my students need disinfecting wipes to keep surfaces free of cold and flu viruses, tissues for our runny noses, hand sanitizer, and healthy snacks to keep them fueled. Stress balls will give them a peaceful way to relieve tensions.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Literacy Enhancement: Nutrition • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.95 1 $99.95
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack - Scented - 225 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $10.64 2 $21.28
Jalousie 30 Pieces Stress Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys (30 Pcs Pack). • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Made with Whole Grain and Real Cheddar Cheese, 30 Oz Carton • Amazon Business $6.26 3 $18.78
Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues, Medium, 120 Count(4 Bundle Pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Mott's Medleys Fruit Snacks, Assorted Fruit Gluten Free Snacks, Family Size, 40 Pouches, 0.8 oz Each • Amazon Business $5.88 3 $17.64
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $16.33 1 $16.33
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Honey Maid Graham Crackers (Cinnamon, 14.4-Ounce Box) • Amazon Business $2.99 3 $8.97
Lorenz Corporation / Milliken - Discover Nutrition & Health Gr 4-6 • Teachers' School Supply $8.95 1 $8.95
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

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