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Mrs. Bergeron from Cass Lake MN is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy, Active, Winter Play!

Help me give my students skis, snowshoes, shovels, brick makers, and molds to use when they go out to play in the snow and hats and mittens to keep them warm.

  • $870 goal

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My Students

Bozhoo! That is how you say hello in Ojibwe. I teach first grade students in a school that is located on a Native American reservation. Most of my students come from generational poverty, which can bring trauma. Every year, I do my best to create a classroom family where each child feels safe, successful, and loved.

From the moment we walk in the door in the morning until we go home, we are busy learning.

My students love coming to school and are such eager learners!

My Project

Very soon, we will have snow covering Northern Minnesota. Once we have a good amount of snow on the ground, our children won’t be able to play in the playground for months. All they will have is an open area, but they will not have any toys to play with in the snow!

Winter is almost here!

We are asking for toys that can be used outside in the snow. Many of my kids come to school without hats and mittens to keep them warm while they are having fun and getting exercise. The skis and snowshoes will be a great experience for the children that have not had the opportunity to play with them before. The shovels and snow brick makers will be perfect for making forts. This will help give them an important physical activity that could help them develop those healthy habits that will last a lifetime!

Miigwech (thank you) for taking an interest in our project!

Mrs. Bergeron
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Matty's Toy Stop 28" Heavy Duty Wooden Snow Shovels with Plastic Scoop & Handle for Kids - 2 Pack (Red & Blue Swirl) • Amazon Business $25.99 5 $129.95
Flexible Flyer Snow Fort Building Kit Brick Form & Sand Castle Mold Block, Winter Toy • Amazon Business $20.95 5 $104.75
INT Kids Skis Plastic Mini Snow Skis with Sturdy Straps for Downhill or Cross Country Skiing (40cm) Bindings • Amazon Business $19.90 5 $99.50
Ideal Sno-Stompers Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $18.20 5 $91.00
AIRHEAD MONSTA TRAX Snowshoes • Amazon Business $16.60 5 $83.00
Ideal SNO Toys SNO-Buddy Penguin • Amazon Business $12.00 5 $60.00
Ideal SNO Toys SNO-Buddy Snowman • Amazon Business $12.00 5 $60.00
Ideal Sno-Brick Maker • Amazon Business $5.95 5 $29.75
6 Pairs Winter Warm Knitted Mittens Gloves Stretch Mittens for Christmas Party Kids Toddler Supplies (Multicolor A) • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Yacht & Smith 12 Pack Kids Winter Beanie Hat Assorted Colors Bulk Pack Warm Acrylic Cap (Assorted B) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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