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Ms. Jackson from Austin TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hornet Pantry

Help me give my students basic items to increase their participation in P.E.

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", is a quote from Nelson Mandela I reference at the beginning of the academic school year to engage students in a conversation. My purpose in asking such a question is to better understand how each of my students view education and more importantly the role they believe education plays in everyday living. While the answer may seem obvious, for most of my students, education is not a priority and in some instances an ingrained belief that school is of no benefit now or in the future. I teach and work with over 150 students on a daily basis and all of them are kind, loving, empathetic, funny, outgoing and extremely generous. Through my conversations with them what I have come to realize is that every student, no matter their economic status or upbringing, wants to learn. For me, the question then becomes, "What hinders students from their learning?"

If we, as educators, fail to see the baggage (trauma) that a lot of our students carry into school it will continue to prevent students from becoming the life-long learners we strive to create.

My Project

Physical Education places an emphasis on social-emotional​ learning and of course collaborative participation/learning. Research shows that negative behaviors typically arise from an inability to express a basic need. Some things that I believe can be easily addressed in P.E. is hunger and cleanliness to increase overall participation. Hornet Pantry will allow students to grab a snack at the beginning of class who may be hungry. This simple gesture allows students to focus on the task at hand and sustain their energy during the period. Not only will Hornet Pantry provide access to healthy foods throughout the day, but the pantry will also carry deodorant, body spray, and lotion to limit feelings of embarrassment that arise before and after class when changing clothes. Journals will also be available as outlets to express and reflect on feelings that may be hard to process or describe verbally.

If we can not address, or even simply acknowledge, what our children are facing outside/inside of school how can we expect them to be attentive enough to learn?

Hornet Pantry will be the first step in opening up that conversation by providing free access with no strings attached.

Ms. Jackson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tom's of Maine Wicked Cool Deodorant for Boys Freestyle 2.25 Oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $22.10 4 $88.40
55 Pk Mini Notebooks Journals Blank Books For Kids Students Assorted Vibrant Colors 24 Pages (4.25 x 5.5 Inches) • Amazon Business $25.98 3 $77.94
Office Snacks Nature Valley Bars Bulk Variety Pack of 120 - Office Snacks, School Lunches, Meetings • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Prep U for Teen Boys | All-Natural Body Spray | Pure Essential Oils are Skin-Safe and Dermatologist Tested | Powerful Enough for Sweaty Shoes and Smelly Sports Gear | Citrus Mint Scent - 4 fl. oz • Amazon Business $10.49 5 $52.45
Tri-Coastal Design Travel Size Room and Body Mist, Pillow and Linen Mist Collection - Set of 5 - Citrus Mint, Berry Blossom, Sweet Amber, Fresh Herbs, Cherry Vanilla - 2.2 fl oz/each • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
That's it Fruit Bars Snack Gift Box 100% All Natural, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Low Carb Snacks - Healthy Fruit Snacks Bulk Variety Pack(Strawberry, Mango, Blueberries, Cherries & Fig Bars) 20 Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tom's of Maine Wicked Cool Teen Girls Natural Summer Fun Deodorant, 2.25 Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $29.34 1 $29.34
Curél Daily Healing Body Lotion for Dry Skin, 1 Ounce Each, 30 Count • Amazon Business $22.84 1 $22.84

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