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Ms. Deaton from Modesto CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Care

Help me give my students items to decorate do with our 1st grade buddies, such as: mugs, placemats, and stockings.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

I'm fortunate to be part of a school that strives for excellence. We meet students' needs with rigorous teaching strategies, and we expect only the best from our students.

My school is proud to be a Leader in Me school that works on taking the 7 habits of author Steven Covey, making them age-appropriate, and working them into our school campus so that students begin to see their campus as a way to show leadership.

Leader in Me is not a curriculum, but rather a way of doing life on the school campus through awareness of how we learn and grow and how we speak and treat one another.

Students learn the habit of solving conflicts, and then they become conflict managers. This is just one way the Leader in Me program looks on our campus. Students take the 7 Habits that are taught to them and begin to think of ways they can take ownership of their campus through leadership. Whether it's a 5th grader helping a 1st grader to read, students setting goals and overcoming academic obstacles, or students seeing a need to clean their campus, these are all ways that the 7 Habits teach students to lead.

My Project

I am requesting items for fun projects to decorate with our 1st grade buddies to show our appreciation and an attitude of gratitude. We go weekly to hang out, visit, and show leadership to our 1st grade buddies. I am requesting stockings, plastic mugs, and paper placemats that can be used to decorate with our buddies over the next couple of months. These Kids Care items build a sense of community and appreciation. One way, we plan to use the placemats to laminate and give to a local community organization to say "Thank You.". Last year we gave them to the local sheriffs department. Students will use the stickers and glitter pens to decorate the items. Students will have fun working together but learn about showing an attitude of gratitude for others.

Also, in December 3rd graders join together to watch Polar Express as a fun afternoon to wrap up our hard work and head into winter break.

The requested disposable coffee cups and marshmallows will be used for students to drink out of and enjoy while watching the movie. It will be a grand time, one that we did last school year!

Ms. Deaton
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Care & Share™ Mugs Kit • Really Good Stuff $21.99 2 $43.98
Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Honey 4-14.4oz • Amazon Business $17.94 2 $35.88
Windy City Novelties Tall 15" Red Felt Christmas Holiday Stockings (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Premium Disposable Coffee Cups with Lids - (90) Durable 12 oz to Go Coffee Cups with Tight Resealable Lids Prevent Leaks! Sturdy, Insulated for Hot Beverages. Will Not Bend with Heat Or Burn Fingers! • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
Jet Puffed Marshmallows, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Kids Care & Share™ Ready-To-Decorate® Place Mats Kit • Really Good Stuff $21.99 1 $21.99
HERSHEY'S Chocolate Halloween Candy Bar, 1.55 Ounce Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Felties Christmas Holiday Felt Stickers (Pack of 6) - Snowman, Penguins, Tree, Presents, Gingerbread, Ornaments, Santa, Reindeer - 118 Stickers • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Brach's The Original Peppermint Candy Canes, 48 Count • Amazon Business $14.18 1 $14.18
6 color glitter glue set 20 milliliter bottles - classic colors - green, gold, red, silver, blue, and purple • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30

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