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Mrs. Prochaska from Ames IA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fuel Up for Kindergarten Fun 3!

Help me give my students healthy snack foods such as yogurt, cheese crisps, fig bars and graham crackers to help them be at their best for learning and play.

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My Students

Kids just want to have fun! Kindergarten students don't want worksheets and flashcards, they want their learning experiences to be fun and engaging at their developmental level. With the push of more difficult curriculum and learning standards in kindergarten, I am determined to keep our learning fun and active!

My students come to school with very diverse needs in their school readiness skills.

Some can't identify a number or a letter of the alphabet, while some begin kindergarten with the experience of preschool and are ready to explore the curriculum at a deeper level. I have 25 students who are five and six years old in a full-day kindergarten classroom. Our school is considered high poverty due to our large percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

My Project

Ask a kindergarten student what their favorite part of the school day is and you will overwhelmingly hear responses of "Recess and Snack! Can you blame them, who doesn't love some great outdoor time and down time to refuel our bodies with our friends in the classroom? What we noticed in our classroom this year was that our snacks did not always provide our bodies with the protein and nutrients we needed to finish up our day of learning!

I am hopeful that through this project, I can provide my students with the fuel their bodies need to be productive and happy students.

It is a huge adjustment into a full day of school for our young learners- schedules to follow, routines to learn, and a whole seven hours away from home! What I hear from them is... "When can we eat?," "I'm hungry," "We are eating saltines - again!" As the teacher, what I see is... students who didn't have any breakfast before school, children who are having a hard time managing their behavior because they are hungry, and some families who don't have the means to provide healthy snacks for our classroom.

Having a healthy snack every morning will help ensure that my students are off to a good start and can be the best listener and learner they can. This will have a positive impact on our learning for the entire day.

Mrs. Prochaska
Grades PreK-2

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belVita Soft Baked Oats & Chocolate Breakfast Biscuits, 6 Boxes of 5 Packs (1 Biscuit Per Pack) • Amazon Business $24.34 2 $48.68
Honey Maid Lil' Squares Graham Crackers, Honey, 1.06 oz -Pack of 72 • Amazon Business $22.50 2 $45.00
GoGo squeeZ yogurtZ Variety Pack,Berry, Blueberry, 3 oz (60 Pouches) -Kids Snack Made from Real Yogurt & Fruit - Pantry Friendly, No Fridge Needed - No Preservatives- Kosher Certified- Gluten Free • Amazon Business $40.14 1 $40.14
GoGo squeeZ fruit & veggieZ, Boulder Berry, 3.2 oz. (48 Pouches) - Tasty Kids Snacks Made from Apples, Mixed Berries & Carrots - Gluten Free Snacks for Kids - Nut & Dairy Free - Vegan Snacks • Amazon Business $33.61 1 $33.61
Whisps Cheese Crisps - Parmesan & Cheddar Cheese Snacks, Keto Snacks, 6-9g of Protein Per Bag, Low Carb, Gluten & Sugar Free, Great Tasting Healthy Snack, All Natural Cheese Crisps - Variety, .63 Oz (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
Utz Honey Wheat Braided Pretzel Twists – 26 oz Barrel – Sweet Honey Taste, Thick, Crunchy Pretzel Twists, Perfect for Dipping and Snacks, Zero Cholesterol Snack Food Package May Vary • Amazon Business $10.23 2 $20.46
Frito-Lay Ultimate Smart Snacks Care Package 2.0, Variety of Gluten Free & Baked Snacks, Smartfood Popcorn, Popcorners, Baked, Veggie Puffs, and Pita Chips, 40 Count • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Combos Variety Pack Fun Size Baked Snacks 0.93-ounce Bag 12-Count Box • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Kellogg's Tiger Paws Jumbo Snax, Cereal Snacks, Original, On the Go, 12 Count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $19.92 1 $19.92
Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix Variety Pack, Pack of 40 • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
SkinnyPop Butter Popcorn , 12ct, 1oz Individual Snack Size Bags, Skinny Pop, Healthy Popcorn Snacks, Gluten Free • Amazon Business $17.78 1 $17.78
Pringles Potato Crisps Chips, Original Snack Stacks, Lunch Box Snacks, 0.67 oz Cup (36 Cups) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Cheetos Puffs Cheese Flavored Snacks, 0.875 Ounce, Pack of 40 • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars, Blueberry, Real Fruit, Vegan, Non-GMO, Snack bar, Twin packs- 12 count • Amazon Business $5.76 2 $11.52
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels, Mini Pretzels 100 Calorie Packs (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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