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Mrs. Parks
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hopeful After Hurricane

My students need new furniture, including a 2-person computer table and a round table, and a variety of books with CDs for a new listening center that we will be receiving soon. The rocking chair will replace the one we loved and lost in the storm

My Students

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." Maya Angelou said, and we are living through this as we try to bounce back from Sandy.

My students are from a mixed socioeconomic community.

They are currently in second grade. They had a beautiful classroom in a kindergarten through fifth grade school. When Hurricane Sandy hit our community, it destroyed the room we called home for two months. Our small school with 3 classes per grade is not our home anymore. All the kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms were uninhabitable which forced the whole school to move to a temporary location. Seven weeks later, we had to move again. What I've learned from this experience is that the children are quite resilient. They come to school with smiles on their faces ready to learn. Little by little, we are bouncing back and learning to cope with our new surroundings.

My Project

With the loss of our classroom, came the realization that we lost all our books, furniture, and many resources from my 25 years of teaching. One item that the children have mentioned that they will miss the most was a large adult glider that they were able to sit on while reading a book with a peer. I have requested a new glider so my students can rock a way while they read. Another item that is necessary for our classroom is a computer table for children to sit comfortably at. My students sit on the computer to listen to stories, especially the children who cannot read independently. I want to make sure they have a table for their computers. Some other requests are a small round table for our listening center along with CD's and books. My classroom has always been an environment enriched with literature so the listening center and computer table will help me continue this tradition.

Supporting this project will ensure my students that when they return to their school their room will not be a blank slate.

It will be filled with tables and items they are used to having. It has been so difficult having everything taken away in a blink of an eye. We would appreciate if you could help us come home to a classroom looking like a classroom.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Piggie Pie! • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day-CD • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Read • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
The Princess and the Pea-book with CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Gingerbread Boy Paul Galdone (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
The Little House: A Read-Along Book Virginia Lee Burton, Rea • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Jack and the Beanstalk (Flip Up Fairy Tales Series) Barbara • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Little Red Riding Hood Jess Stockham (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Frog&Toad Together (Audio) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Amelia Bedelia (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia: Book and CD (I Can Read Book 2 Se • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Little Red Hen Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
The Three Little Pigs Book and CD Paul Galdone, Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George Gets a Medal: Book & CD H. A. Rey, Margret Re • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Walk with a Wolf: Read, Listen and Wonder Janni Howker, Sara • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Miss You, Stinky Face • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Tikki Tikki Tembo (Audio) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Curious George • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Lilly''s Big Day and Other Stories: 9 Stories Kevin Henkes, P • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Diary of a Spider Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator), • AKJ Books $26.96 1 $26.96
FF509 - Mobile Media Cart • Lakeshore Learning $229.00 1 $229.00
CN312RD - Low Rainbow 42" Round Table - Red • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
JJ177 - Classic Birch Adjustable Mobile Computer Table for Two • Lakeshore Learning $349.00 1 $349.00
GR285 - Classroom-Safe Glider Rocker • Lakeshore Learning $449.00 1 $449.00

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