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Ms. Meads from Joplin MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Debate Kids Achieve

Help me give my students scripts and supplies they need for competing at tournaments this year and future years.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My debate students are more than my students, they are my children. I have had majority of them since they were freshmen and now they are seniors. They have so much drive and dedication to the Speech and Debate team at Joplin High School. They give up their night and weekends regularly to practice and compete and debate competitions. When they are not prepping or competing they are fundraising for the team where we can travel and experience new and exciting learning opportunities. They also run a successful mentor/mentee program to help aid their younger team members.

My Project

Several of my students will use these resources for competition. My students often buy their own books and scripts, but they cannot always afford them. I would like to have these scripts and supplies in my classroom to aid them in being successful in Speech and Debate. Nine students went to nationals in June 2020 and these supplies could help more students go in June 2021! My students will be able to use these supplies in my classroom and check them out to take home. This year our tournaments are virtual and giving them supplies to have at home will be very beneficial.

Ms. Meads
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blue Summit Supplies Mini 3-Ring Binder, Junior 1 Inch Mini Binder, Small 3-Ring Binder, Small Size Fits 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Binder Paper, Set of Small Binders Ideal for Playbills or Planner, Black, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
16 Inspirational Classroom Posters - Full Color Motivational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 003 • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Electric Pencil Sharpener kids, Jelly Comb Battery Operated Automatic Pencil Sharpener for No.2 and Colored Pencils, Safety Design for Kids, Teachers, Classroom, Artist • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
If My Body Could Speak (Button Poetry) • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Our Numbered Days (Button Poetry) • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Depression & Other Magic Tricks (Button Poetry) • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Helium (Button Poetry) • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
New American Best Friend (Button Poetry) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Her • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Life of the Party: Poems • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Mint Green Desktop Stapler Classic Office Staplers with Diamond Shape 20 Sheets Capacity for The Sleek Office School Desk Accessories Gift Idea (Mint Green) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Sun and Her Flowers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion, Updated Edition • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
the princess saves herself in this one • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Pillow Thoughts • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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