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Mrs. Pfalzgraf from Hattiesburg MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Morning Meetings Matter

Help me give my students a morning meeting time that will help to build concept understanding, community and social skills in our classroom.

  • $185 goal

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My Students

My students are full of personality. Coming from a variety of home lives, my students walk in each morning with a love for learning! Teaching seven and eight year olds requires me to create opportunities for them to play educational games, get their hands dirty, and have fun while they learn.

I teach math, science and social studies to two classes of second graders.

My teaching partner teaches ELA to both classes. We work in a Title I school that has a large population of students who qualify for our free or reduced-cost lunch program.

My Project

I want to incorporate a morning meeting into our day to help promote classroom community within our four walls. We have a carpet area that would be a perfect place to gather in the mornings, we just need the resources to implement this time.

With morning meetings, we will be able to start our day off on a positive note!

By starting the day with a morning meeting, my students will have a fun time to kick start our day and start it in a positive way. Also, this time will allow for them to build social skills, improve our classroom community, and be able to reflect on their emotions.

The resources I have selected will provide interactive games and discussions to help drive our morning meetings. Through the discussion starters provided in the book, the games, and other online resources I currently have but need ink to print out, the students will be able to have the opportunity to explore learning concepts through games as well as get to know each other more as we build classroom community.

Mrs. Pfalzgraf
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Doing Math in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum (Responsive Classroom) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
80 Morning Meeting Ideas for Grades K-2 • Amazon Business $17.78 1 $17.78
Edupress Mathological Liar Game, Grade 2 (EP63395) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Teachers: 1000 Interactive Activities and Strategies that Teach Number Sense and Math Facts • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants 2nd Grade Card Set - 120 Educational Brain-Building Questions, Puzzles, and Games • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
HP Instant Ink 5 dollar Prepaid Card, use to enroll in 50, 100, or 300 page plan • Amazon Business $5.00 2 $10.00
Choices in a Jar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
BRAIN GAMES Logic Cards Kids - Math Brain Teaser Card Game for Children Age 6+ - Award Winning Family Fun! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
HP Instant Ink 5 dollar Prepaid Card, use to enroll in 50, 100, or 300 page plan • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

Materials cost

$104.94

Vendor shipping charges

$12.94

State sales tax

$7.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.67

Total project goal

$184.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.47

1 Donor

-$78.40

Donations toward project cost

-$78.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$92.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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