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Ms. McElwaine-Mueller from Trenton NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Care Packages With Pizzazz!

Help me give my students activities that will help them succeed like the Summer Bridge from grade 2-3.

  • $945 goal

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My Students

I am now entering my 30th year of teaching, and I am as excited as a first-year teacher to meet my new group of 2nd graders. My students really get excited about the first day of school. I have always tried to make the classroom a special environment for them to call their second home. There are basic needs that my classroom cannot do without to make children feel relaxed and ready to be successful learners.

My students deserve the chance to get the best education that I can provide for them in a relaxed atmosphere that's organized, friendly and a place where they really want to come every day, having these basics supplies like notebooks, pencils, etc., will help them become better readers, writers and problem solvers.

With that being said, I have decided to reach out to for assistance in helping to create the best environment for my students.

My students come from an urban environment, and 100% of them are eligible to receive free lunch. Our school is primarily children who really want to learn, but the effects of being in low income households makes it difficult for parents to supply them with the basics.

My Project

Since our schools are closed, I thought it would be a great idea to make my 25 second grade students an at home learning kit. The kit would contain an activity book, flashcards, pencils, a fiction story book and a snack. I will pack up a bag for each student and personally deliver them to their doorsteps. The kids would be thrilled and I am hoping my efforts would boost their will to learn and be successful.

Currently, my students did not receive Chrome Books, and some have nothing to use at home.

(They went to grades 3 and up)So, i was thinking a great activity packet would help them to continue learning. Also, a lot of my parents are still working during this pandemic and do not allow their young children on the computer when they are not home, so the learning package would be of great help to some.

I really do not want parents to become overwhelmed with assisting on educating their children, so this package would be something that could be done independently as well.

Ms. McElwaine-Mueller
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Summer Bridge Activities - Grades 2 - 3, Workbook for Summer Learning Loss, Math, Reading, Writing and More with Flash Cards and Stickers • Amazon Business $13.49 25 $337.25
Basic Blue Walmart Gift Card • Walmart $10.00 25 $250.00
School Zone - Multiplication 0-12 Flash Cards - Ages 8+, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Elementary Math, Multiplication Facts, Common Core, and More • Amazon Business $2.99 25 $74.75
Henry and Mudge The Complete Collection: Henry and Mudge; Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble; Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps; Henry and Mudge ... under the Yellow Moon, etc. (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $72.72 1 $72.72
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, 80 Count • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

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