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Ms. Golden from Baltimore MD is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Maximize Motivation Via Snack Stimulation!

Help me give my students snacks to motivate their engagement and maximize their performance.

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My Students

I am teaching 5th and 6th grade in Baltimore City, Maryland. My students are amazing, bright scholars excited and ready for the new school year. Many of the students are learning English as a second language and need extra support in the classroom. I am trying to find the best ways to support each student and ensure they succeed. My students are vibrant and excited to learn. They have the energy and capability to learn and I want to be there to see it! We always discuss that we need to work as a team so that we can all succeed - in order to do that, I need the supplies to do my part!

My Project

These snacks will ensure that students are able to focus and feel loved at the same time. I currently teach 5th and 6th grade in a poverty-stricken neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. This means many students come to school hungry. Also, some of my students struggle to make it early enough for breakfast. This means that lunch may be the first meal of the day for my students. However, my students do not have lunch until 1:45 pm. In other words, students who may have made the 9 am breakfast may still lose their focus and their ability to perform at their best after 12 pm.

As their math teacher, I want to remove hunger from the equation to ensure each student's performance increases.

It is challenging to recall important information needed in problem-solving or to express one's self if their physiological needs are not met. In other words, if a child is hungry they are more likely to make negative decisions and produce lower quality work. The plan is to have a snack break at the beginning of class to ensure students are able to give their undivided attention to the content rather than the rumblings from their stomachs. Many of the students I have this school year I am familiar with. I was able to take inventory of snacks they like such as granola bars and chocolate. In addition, I have a couple of vegans in my class and I want to ensure they feel welcomed and loved as well. This is why I am requesting the vegan snack box.

In sum, these snacks will motivate positive behavior and ensure students are not distracted from hunger. Your assistance will ensure students are connecting their thoughts, working well with others and remind them they are loved.

Ms. Golden
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mars Chocolate Favorites Assorted Bulk Packs, Variety, 62.6 oz. (220-00016) • $33.99 3 $101.97
Hershey's Assorted Mini Reese's & Kit Kat, 33.36 oz. (HEC40040) • $21.79 4 $87.16
Mars Chocolate Favorites Assorted Bulk Packs, Variety, 40 oz., 2/Bundle (MMM20319) • $28.99 3 $86.97
Wonka Assorted Bulk Packs, Assorted, 48 Oz., 150/Pack (96445) • $15.99 3 $47.97
Wrigley's 80 Piece Fun Size Candy Mix, Assorted Flavors, 22.7 oz. (WMW23534) • $10.99 4 $43.96
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy, Assorted, 60 Oz. (HEC15671) • $18.79 2 $37.58
JOLLY RANCHER and TWIZZLERS Assorted Fruit Flavored Candy, Bulk, 48 oz, Bulk Party Mix Bag, 165 Pieces (HEC02201) • $14.99 2 $29.98
TWIZZLERS Twists Strawberry Flavored Chewy Candy, Bulk Candy, 57.5 oz, Container, 180 Twists (HEC51922) • $14.79 2 $29.58
Sour Patch Kids Soft & Chewy Candy, Individually Wrapped, 240 Pieces/Box (AMC4314700) • $22.99 1 $22.99
Kit Kat Miniatures Party Bag Chocolate, Variety, 32.1 oz. (HEC22673) • $22.99 1 $22.99

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