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Mrs. Penn Ruth from Winston Salem NC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Over Hunger: Snacks That Curb Hunger

My students need quality snacks that will give the students energy that will keep them engaged in learning!

  • $180 goal

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My Students

My students are excited about learning and love being in upper elementary school!

The students that I work with have a desire to learn all that is possible but are often times consumed with many other thoughts and worries!

I want to make math and science more engaging, hands-on, and fun!

Our school is 100% free breakfast and lunch which lessens some of the stress and burdens that they carry with them to school each day. Our school is also heavily populated with ESL students. The materials I am requesting are perfect for curving their appetites between breakfast and lunch so that they can focus on learning instead of hunger.

My Project

Having snacks in the classroom will help to keep my students' energy up in the final months and weeks of school. As the days go by and the school year winds down, students become more and less enthused about school. Being able to provide snacks sporadically during the day and on random days will increase their excitement for continuing to come to class. I have learned through the years of teaching elementary students that food is a great motivator?

Between breakfast and lunch, students tend to become more and more focused on lunchtime instead of academics.

Snacks in the classroom will allow me as the teacher to continue to push them academically, without their focus shifting to lunch.

Mrs. Penn Ruth
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Dole Fruit Bowls, Diced Pears in Juice, 4 Oz, 4 Count (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $22.80 1 $22.80
Dole Fruit Bowls, Diced Pears in Juice, 4 Oz, 4 Count (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $22.80 1 $22.80
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack Classic Mix, (Box of 30 bags) • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Tropicana 100% Juice 3-Flavor Fruit Blend Variety Pack, 10 Fl Oz, Bottles, (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

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