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Ms. Garcia from Washington DC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey, Look Ma, I Made It!

Help me give my students colorful cut-outs, a variety of snacks, and games as incentives for their performance in class.

  • $357 goal

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My Students

My students are a wonderful group of 8th graders, many of whom have immigrated from countries like El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Philippines, Ethiopia, Laos, and the Dominican Republic, amongst others. All 8th grade students at my school are language learners - whether that is learning Spanish for the first time, or learning English. We are a dual language community that works together to learn about societal issues, poetry, theatre, and short stories all in Spanish!

The majority of my students come from low-income backgrounds and are striving to pursue their education to make a difference in their community.

My students work together to break language barriers and communicate with each other. I have seen students who speak only Spanish work with students who only speak English to collaborate and help each other succeed.

My Project

As the school year is in full swing, I am constantly looking for ways to praise our students when they pass exams/quizzes or excel in an area that was once difficult for them. Recently, I have been hanging stars with the names of my students on it on my door to share their progress. I also send pictures home to inform parents of the amazing work their students are doing. Parents/Guardians also love the pictures and being involved in the daily progress of their students.

One of my students told me, "My goal is to make it on the wall one day." He was referencing the wall students' names go on once they pass an assessment.

The materials I am requesting are for more stars to include all of my students on the wall of progress. I am also requesting snacks as incentives when they pass an assessment.

The games requested are also for an incentive opportunity to allow students to work together. The show-storage is to store our materials in a visible area, so that students have access to them as well.

Please consider helping promote positive interactions and praise for our students!

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Ms. Garcia
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carson Dellosa – Hipster Stars Colorful Cut-Outs, Classroom Décor, 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 14 $83.86
Frito-Lay Fiery Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.38 4 $57.52
OREO Mini Sandwich Cookies, Assorted Flavors, 20 Snack Packs (15 Chocolate Minis, 5 Golden Minis) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $11.28 2 $22.56
Loteria Mexican Bingo Game Kit –Set of 20 Jumbo Boards - Game for 20 Players – with 2 Decks of Cards and Boards – Includes 240 Free Markers – No Age Limit – Great for Improving Spanish • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Mattel Games: The Official Uno Tin [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
24 Pockets - SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (64'' x 19'') • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88

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