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Mrs. Cortez from Dixon CA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If My Stomach Is Growling, My Mind Is Elsewhere 2!

Help me give my students snacks for their bellies to fuel their minds!

  • $412 goal

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are struggling readers and language learners. My students are creative, imaginative, and silly. My students are hard working and resilient.

I teach K-5 reading and math intervention and English Language Development at a title 1 school.

I work with struggling readers and language learners with such tenacity and resilience that inspires me each and every day. Our classroom is my student's safe space. In my classroom we take risks and try our best. We approach learning with a curious eye and an open heart and mind. In our classroom we are a team and my students support each other in their growth. They support each other during struggles and they celebrate each others victories!

The thing that my students benefit most from is reading, speaking, and hands on learning.

My Project

Children can not focus on their studies if their stomach is empty. I teach at a Title I school. Oftentimes, my students come to school hungry. They often come to school without a snack and their little tummy's start growling midday, which makes learning impossible and behavior problems flourish. Improved nutrition has the potential to positively influence students’ academic performance and behavior. Studies have shown that a student's nutritional situation can directly affect mental capacity among school-aged children. Existing data suggests that with better nutrition students are better able to learn, students have fewer absences, and students’ behavior improves, causing fewer disruptions in the classroom. I had a similar project at the start of the school year and my students have enjoyed the nourishment and peace of mind knowing they could come to me if their tummies were growling.

I am asking you today to please help me purchase snacks once again so that my students will never sit in my class without something in their tummy.

With thanks and gratitude, Ms. Farrar.

Mrs. Cortez
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pringles Potato Crisps Snack Stacks Variety Pack, 72/Carton (KEE18251) • Staples $45.49 1 $45.49
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Cheddar, 1.5 Oz., 72/Carton (13539) • Staples $38.49 1 $38.49
KIND Minis Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt and Caramel Almond & Sea Salt Variety, 0.7 oz, 32 Count (220-00799) • Staples $33.99 1 $33.99
Cheez-It Crackers, Cheese, 1.5 oz., 60/Carton (12261) • Staples $32.49 1 $32.49
Skinny Pop Variety Snack Pack, 36/Pack (220-01049) • Staples $31.99 1 $31.99
Austin Zoo Animal Crackers, Original, 2 oz., 36/Carton (10022) • Staples $22.49 1 $22.49
Gardetto's Original Club 1.75 Ounce Bags, Pack of 42 (GEM49448) • Staples $18.49 1 $18.49
Cheez-It Snap’d Variety Pack Chips, Assorted, 42/Carton (KEE11501) • Staples $16.99 1 $16.99
Austin Variety Pack Crackers, Assorted Flavors, 1.8 oz., 36/Box (7978310104) • Staples $12.99 1 $12.99
Nabisco Savory Mix Variety Snack Pack, Pack of 20 (MOZ04585) • Staples $10.99 1 $10.99
Sensible Portions Veggie Straws, Lightly Salted, Multi-flavored, 1 oz. Bags, 8 Bags/Pack • Staples $9.49 1 $9.49
Special K Chips, Blueberry, 0.88 Oz., 9/Box (56925) • Staples $7.99 1 $7.99
Nissin Stir Fry Noodles, Teriyaki Beef, 3 Oz., 6/Carton (42401) • Staples $6.99 1 $6.99

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