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Ms. Harduvel from Chicago IL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Social-Emotional Learning Safe

Help me give my students COVID-safe materials to use during the day that I can sanitize.

  • $300 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

A neighborhood elementary school, our school provides students a high-quality education that emphasizes 21st century skills and prepares students to be real-world leaders and innovators. Designated a welcoming school in a community hit particularly hard by the nation's largest school closing six years ago, we are a fixture in West Englewood with families attending the school for generations and regularly volunteering at the school. We are a hub for parent and family resources, hosting many Parent University events, from resume writing to college tours.

Our staff is committed to equity, ensuring that although nearly all of our students are low income, they have access to as many resources and opportunities as possible.

We have a nationally competitive chess team that recently placed fourth in the nation, a vibrant arts education program, hands-on STEM projects at every grade level, leadership programmings such as our student voice committee and bully-blockers program, cultural trips that take students all over the country, and school-wide social-emotional lessons integrated into the curriculum. It is through the extraordinary efforts and fundraising of staff, parents, and the community that these initiatives are possible, despite budget constraints.

My Project

Yesterday, our school welcomed 150 of our scholars back into the building for in-person learning for the first time in over a year. I have been working hard for weeks to set up my social work office so that it conforms to the CDC and my district's guidelines for safety and cleanliness during the pandemic.

It turns out that many of my most popular social-emotional learning tools (slime, stuffed animals, books, beanbags, etc.) are not usable right now because they cannot be adequately sanitized between uses.

This makes it really challenging to provide hands-on tools for students who are learning in-person even though we know social-emotional learning is a huge priority during this challenging time.

I am asking for board books, crafting tools, individual slime kits, plastic and wooden toys, and aerosol sanitizing spray so that I can either spray and wipe down learning tools between uses or give students their own materials rather than passing them around. This will keep the learning going while keeping us healthy and safe!

Ms. Harduvel
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Early Math Concepts, Set of 250, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $27.65 1 $27.65
Purple Peel and Stick Paper 17.71 in X 118 in Wallpaper Durable Decorative Self-Adhesive Film for Smooth Surfaces, Multiple Colors, Decorative Refurbishment for Rooms and Old Objects • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Original Stationery Ultimate Slime Kit DIY Slime Making Kit with Slime Add Ins Stuff for Unicorn, Glitter, Cloud, Butter, Floam, More - Deluxe Slime Kits Gift for Girls and Boys (Green, 55pcs) • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
teytoy 2 Packs Tummy Time Mirror with Baby Black and White Book Boys Girls, High Contrast Flash Card Brain Development Toys, Baby First Year Gifts for Newborn Infant Toddler Kids 0 3 6 9 12 Months • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Deluxe Large 4" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp - Percussion Musical Instrument Tone Block - by World Percussion USA • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Battleship Classic Board Game Strategy Game Ages 7 and Up For 2 Players • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Silicone Baby Teething Toys Infant Rattling Teether Soothing Pacifier, BPA Free Teethers, Mushroom Teether ( Green) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Microban Disinfectant Spray, 24 Hour Sanitizing and Antibacterial Spray, Sanitizing Spray, Citrus Scent, 2 Count, 15 fl oz Each • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Corduroy: Giant Board Book • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Silly Sea Creatures - Silicone Touch and Feel Board Book - Sensory Board Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Energy Rod by Be Amazing! Toys - Sensor Stick Sci-Fi Tube with Flashing LED Light - Safe to Touch and Handle STEAM Electric Current Toy for Boys & Girls – Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Colored Decorative Washi Tape Set - 16 Rolls Gold Foil Macaron Colors Masking Tape, Cute Rainbow Japanese Paper Tapes for Bullet Journals, Scrapbooking & Crafts Supplies,15mm Wide • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My First SHAPES Padded Board Book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scotch General Use Masking Tape for Basic Painting, 0.94 inches by 60 yards, 2025, 1 roll • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Where's Spot? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59

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