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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mid Year Restock + New Books!

Help me give my students more gloves, tissues, snacks, and water bottles to have on hand when needed! Also, more books! Always more books.

  • $1,050 goal

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My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have some incredible life stories that I love to listen to as I learn about each of them. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and a unique learning experience.

What makes these students so special is that they come from around the world and all have something to teach each other- and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and all students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful. I hope to engage disengaged students by giving them reasons to come to school and get excited about learning!

My Project

It's that time of year where we are out of tissues, gloves, snacks, water and need to restock on these needs as well as add some new and exciting books to our collection.

Having things like snacks, tissues, gloves, and brand new books keep our classroom more than just a classroom but a safe space.

These are things that become necessary with learning and encourage students to focus and do well while also being cared about and loved. Providing snacks allows my students to build energy and stamina to keep working, reading, and learning. I will be using the pretzels and water bottles to create emergency bags for one of our students who has Vasovagal and needs to have snacks and water on hand just in case she starts to feel dizzy. Doing this provides safety and love for this student and all students.

As an English teacher I also believe it's important to always have new books on the book shelf in order to get students excited about reading. By showing them new titles and authors on a wide variety of topics and situations shows that no matter what students are going through they can find a book or a character to connect or relate to. This is the beauty of reading that my students might not know yet but I want to help them figure out. I have the book series from Kobe Bryant and a few other books about him in this project to honor his life and allow my students to learn more about him after his death. Many of them loved him and will be excited to see these books.

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12

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TRENDOUX Winter Gloves for Men, Touch Screen Glove for Women Adult - Thermal Liner - Non-Slip Grip - Elastic Cuff - Hands Warm in Cold Weather - Fit for Driving Typing Working Biking - Black Gray - L • Amazon Business $9.99 10 $99.90
COOYOO Winter Gloves for Women and Men,Touchscreen Gloves,Knit Wool,Running Gloves,Anti-Slip Silicone Gel - Elastic Cuff - Thermal Soft Wool Lining • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
Dragon Ball Complete Box Set: Vols. 1-16 with premium • Amazon Business $79.98 1 $79.98
TRENDOUX Driving Gloves, Unisex Knit Winter Touchscreen Glove Men Women Texting Smartphone - Elastic Cuff - Thermal Wool Lining - Stretchy Material Black - L • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Kobe Bryant: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time! • Amazon Business $14.97 3 $44.91
Legacy and the Queen • Amazon Business $14.04 3 $42.12
Rold Gold Heartzels Heart Shaped Pretzels, 0.7 Ounce (Pack of 104) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $9.55 4 $38.20
Puffs Ultra Soft Facial Tissue, 24 Family Boxes, 124 Tissues per Box (2976 Tissues Total) • Amazon Business $35.72 1 $35.72
El odio que das (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.59 3 $34.77
Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof • Amazon Business $10.94 3 $32.82
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels, Single-Serve 1.5 Ounce, 48 Count • Amazon Business $16.31 2 $32.62
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
Serie Wizenard. Libro 1. El libro de Raim (Wizenard: Training Camp) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
Serie Wizenard. Libro 2. El libro de Twig (Wizenard: Training Camp) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.28 2 $24.56
Sonrie! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 2 $24.46
Mxe1s allxe1 del invierno (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.59 2 $23.18
It Wasn't Me • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
When the Ground Is Hard • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, 16.9 fl oz. Plastic Bottles (12 count) • Amazon Business $2.23 5 $11.15
El principito (Spanish) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Percy Jackson 01. Ladron del rayo (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
No Fixed Address • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Antes de ser libres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Train I Ride • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

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