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Mr. Manthey from Keshena WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing a POSITIVE ME!

Help me give my students an opportunity to change their mindset and develop a strong, positive image of who they are becoming with journals, posters and writing prompts.

  • $285 goal

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My Students

My students are at an age where they are starting to question more and trying to fit in. That is a normal part of learning, and it is exciting! With the changing environment and uncertainty happening in the world, children are naturally curious and have lots of feelings they need to work out.

As children grow, question, and discover what they want to become, they need an outlet to organize those thoughts and get feedback from a trusted adult.

Supporting that while supporting their academic growth is essential to helping them grow up to be healthy and emotionally strong.

My students all live on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Our school has a student population where all receive free and reduced-cost lunch, and approximately 80% of students come from low-income families. Our students are excited to come to school every day and be around their peers. We know our children come into school with deficits in academics and social awareness.

My Project

Help my students focus in on changing their thinking by helping me get positive, daily journals into their hands. These journals will help them focus their thoughts on what is good and strong about themselves. Along with the journals, classroom posters will remind and reinforce the ideas they are writing about daily.

Many of my students struggle with developing a positive mindset about who they are and who they are becoming, and this project will help fight the negativity.

My goal is to use this to help them see the potential they ALL have inside of them. As they use the tools, they gain the confidence to begin to see who they can become.

In addition to the journals and posters, I want to further support social emotional learning by utilizing the grab and write prompts. These cards will be great for daily writing or group conversations as the cards cover topics such as friendship, teamwork, self-control and more. We can pick a card from the mystery box for the class to write about or discuss—or let students choose and respond on their own.

Mr. Manthey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG994 Growth Mindset Daily Practice Journal Gr 35 Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 2 $85.98
EE118 Grab Write SocialEmotional Prompts Gr 35 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE117 Grab Write SocialEmotional Prompts KGr 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CT352 Growth Mindset Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.54 1 $19.54
GG993 Growth Mindset Daily Practice Journal Gr 35 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.49 4 $17.96
DD852 Intermediate Reading Trackers Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
SCT0446 Growth Mindset Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.24 2 $8.48

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