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Ms. Linton from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Linton SEL's Kit

Help me give my students a positive outlook on life through creative writing. Please purchase buttons, pens and pencils with inspirational sayings.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

Wow, what can I say about my students other than they are some of the most amazing children I've met in life. They are tenacious, brilliant, kind, helpful and loving. The inspire me in ways I would have never imagined; I am a better me because of them.

This school year, it is my goal to provide them with thoughtful care packages.

The care package will be filled with inspirational journals, books, bookmarks, pencils, pens and t-shirts. This year, it is my personal mission to get students comfortable with using their mind and voice through creative writing. Often times, I have found students in crisis and trauma based situations internalize thoughts and that never ends positively.

How great would creative writing be as an alternative approach in Restorative Practice?

My Project

Social Emotional Learning is key in the growth of a child's life. These buttons, pens and pencils with inspirational sayings will aid in self-esteem, student and class engagement. It is my belief that students perform well when they feel well.

Conversation Corner is my restorative approach to Detention.

Restorative Practices promote conversation over consequence. It is my goal when students are sent to my office to reflect on their actions that they are handed a thought-provoking quote, pen, pencil, and/or journal to prompt them to start the change in their behavior.

Reflections are essential to the growth process of children. Remember, students are counting on you to believe in them.

Ms. Linton
Grades 6-8
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colorful Motivational Quote Pens - Employee Appreciation and Recognition Gifts - 5 Pack • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
Motivational #2 Pencil Tub, Assorted Designs, 144 Count • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Motivational-Inspirational Bookmarks -75 Pack - Bulk Bookmarks for Kids Girls Boys. Perfect for School Student Incentives – Reading Incentives - Party Favor Prizes - Classroom Reading Awards • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Kraft Notebook - 12-Pack Lined Notebook Journals, Pocket Journal for Travelers, Diary, Notes - 6 Different Funny Motivational Designs, Soft Cover, 80 Pages, Brown, 4 x 5.75 Inches • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
SN Incorp. Motivational Pencils for Students Readers Pencil Assortment for Classroom Rewards I Love to Read Pencil Party Favors - Bulk School Supplies Pencils 144 • Amazon Business $24.70 1 $24.70
Cute Small Notebooks - 12 Pack Lined Notebook - Kraft Notebook - Pocket Journal - Beautiful Small Notebooks With 6 Joyful Designs - Small Writing Notebooks, A6 Notebook - 80 Pages - 4.1 x 5.8 Inches • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
(12-Pack)"Dream, Believe, Inspire, Create" Silicone Wristbands - Wholesale Bulk Pack of Inspirational Message Bracelets • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Everest Essentials Inspirational Wristbands, Party Favors for Teens, Sweet 16, Dance, Gymnastics and Cheerleading Gifts for Girls | Message Bracelet for Women, Silicone (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Albert Einstein, Never Stop Questioning Quote, Inspirational Pencils • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Positive Affirmations - Inspirational Pencils Engraved With Funny And Motivational Sayings For School And The Office • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Good Vibes - Inspirational Pencils Engraved With Funny And Motivational Sayings For School And The Office • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Winnie the Pooh Quote Inspirational Pencils • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Gandhi Quote Inspirational Pencils • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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