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Mrs. Burns from Kansas IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright with Gingerbread Houses!

Help me give my students festive, holiday cheer by allowing them to build their own gingerbread houses!

  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a rural school and with low income/high poverty rates, my students have to overcome obstacles both at home and at school. I want my students to come into my classroom everyday and feel loved, comfortable and inspired!

The class sizes in our school may be small, but this just creates a better sense of community within our school and especially within each individual classroom.

With only one class per grade, most of my students will be together from kindergarten until high school graduation.

As with any nine to ten-year-old kids, my fourth graders are smart and energetic, hard working and clever, determined and resilient! This group of students are like a family; they support and care about each other and for one awesome year, I get to be a part of their family, too!

My Project

This year my class is working on a different set of math facts every quarter. This quarter is subtraction 0-12, where students have one minute to answer 20 problems. Every number passed earns them more ingredients for building their individual gingerbread house. For example, passing the 0's earns them graham crackers (walls) and 1's earns them icing (glue). The higher the number the better the ingredient.

Not every student in my class have the experience of building a gingerbread house outside of school!

This is an exciting way to get kids engaged in learning, while also having a traditional Christmas experience that they may not otherwise get to have.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoosier Hill Farm Rainbow decorating Sprinkles, Large 2 lbs Jar • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Candy Cane Peppermint Flavored | 30 Mini Candy Canes in Each Box - Net 4.2 Oz Pack of 3 - 90 Total Count | Individually Wrapped | Great For Snaking In Drinks Dessert Christmas Tree & Holiday Decor • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Brach's Star Brites Peppermint Starlight Mints Hard Candy, 5.63 Pound Bulk Candy Bag Individually Wrapped Bulk Holiday Candy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sour Power Watermelon Belts (1 LB Bulk Bag) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Gum Drops Jelly Candy, 2Lbs • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Twizzlers Strawberry Twists Candy, 180 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Frosting, Cream Cheese, 16-Ounce Containers • Amazon Business $1.59 6 $9.54
Wilton 710-1174 Sugar Pearls, Silver, 4.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
HERSHEY'S KISSES Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Mint Candy with Peppermint Stripes, 33 oz. Bag • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Honey Maid Family Size Graham Crackers | Great for S’mores | 25.6 ounce box • Amazon Business $4.48 2 $8.96
LIFE SAVERS Hard Candy 5 Flavors, 50-Ounce Party Size Bag • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
M&M's Milk Chocolate Candy, 38 Oz Party Size Bag • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
Sour Power Belts Green Apple 1.5 Lbs 75 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rold Gold Sticks Pretzels, 16 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98

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