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Mrs. Pena from Kansas City MO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Food For Thought

Help me give my students snacks everyday! My Pre-K students can learn while snacking!

  • $303 goal

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My Students

I have a class of 18 students who are 3, 4 and 5 year old children. My students come from different backgrounds and are mixed regular education and special education. I also have children with multiple languages. My students live in a high poverty area. Our school was opened 6 years ago to educate all 4 year olds in our district. My goal is to start them young at becoming productive members of society and working towards breaking the chains of generational poverty.

My students are sponges that are eager to learn.

They soak up every word I read and love to do hands-on activities. They love math and working with objects to count. They are active readers and writers. They love art and collage as well as creating something that goes along with a book or author study. These little minds are open to being molded they just need to be given the opportunity and the tools to do it. They love creating ideas and mapping out the way to achieve it. Hands-on is the way we learn!

My Project

My Pre-K students arrive at school at 7:20 am and eat lunch very early. Snacks are an important part of our afternoon to keep us going until the end of our day. We can also use our snacks for some fun educational games like counting, more and less, how many, and other fun games. Students learn manners and other important social skills during snack time.

Some students eat snack with us and then do not eat again until breakfast at school the next day.

Snacks help students think and can sometimes calm an upset child. Having snacks on hand helps us beyond snack time, if a child is hungry they cannot learn.

Mrs. Pena
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Light Kettle Corn, 5 Ounce Bag (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $36.81 2 $73.62
Quaker Snack Mix, Baked Cheddar, 1.75 Ounce (Pack of 64) • Amazon Business $32.20 1 $32.20
Pirate’s Booty Snack Puffs, Aged White Cheddar, 1 oz. (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pop-Tarts, Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Variety Pack, 60 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Chex Mix Brand Snack Pack 12 Count 4 Flavor Variety - 3 of Each Flavor, Strawberry Yogurt, Cheddar, Chocolate Caramel, Hot N Spicy with By The Cup Snack Mix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 0.9 Ounce (80 Count) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Variety Pack (Apple Apple/Apple Cinnamon), 3.2 Ounce (20 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Healthy Snacks, Unsweetened, Recloseable, BPA Free Pouches • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Variety Pack (Apple Apple/Apple Banana/Apple Mango), 3.2 Ounce (20 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Healthy Snacks, Unsweetened, Recloseable, BPA Free Pouches • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies - with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo - 30 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Snacks, Mega Pack - Strawberry - 15 oz • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88

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