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Ms. Jensen from Kansas City MO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Americans Need Snacks to Stay Focused on Learning

My students need healthy snacks so they can focus on learning and paper towels to keep their learning space clean.

  • $393 goal

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My Students

Our school serves students in grades K-6 and provides rigorous academics to amazing motivated language learners in a safe learning environment. Our goal is to prepare our students for success in high school, college, and future careers. The students in our school are about 70% ELL and speak about 20 different languages.

The students in my New American classroom are English Language Learners who have been in the country for less than one year.

Not all students who are non-English speakers are selected for this setting. My students are refugees from several different countries. They had limited or very interrupted schooling in their own countries due to lack of resources and upheaval. This year, I have students from Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kinyarwanda. There are many different languages in my classroom and several different cultures. For these students, life in our city is very different than their lives before coming here. We strive to be at all times respectful and appreciative of each others' culture and strengths. We believe that we all have gifts to share and that with education we will have the power to do so.

My Project

My students are resilient, strong, intelligent, beautiful people. They very seldom complain, even when they could easily do so. Both the students and the families are driven for success. Most of the students in my class arrive at school by 7am, even though we don't begin our day until 8:15. They work hard all day and go to an extra 3 hours of tutoring after school each day. However, by the time the students arrive at after school tutoring, they are very hungry and struggle to focus.

My project is simple - feeding young minds so they can focus on the critical tasks of learning.

I am requesting a variety of snacks like granola bars,peanut butter crackers, and nutrition-grain cereal bars that will be given to children before they start tutoring, so I can meet their basic need of food. Having healthy snacks like these will introduce students to healthy snack choices. They will experience alternative snacks to takis and soda. Introducing students to these healthy snacks will encourage them to make better food choices. When students have a stomach full of healthy food, they can focus on developing their English skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sparkle Paper Towels, 24 Giant Plus Paper Towel Rolls, Pick-A-Size, White • Amazon Business $26.26 3 $78.78
Quaker Chewy Variety Pack 60 Granola Bars (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip), 50.7OZ • Amazon Business $8.98 4 $35.92
Fla-Vor-Ice Giant Popsicles Variety Pack of Jumbo Freezer Bars (1.5oz/100-Count) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Keebler Peanut Butter Cracker Pack Cheese, 37.26 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.65 3 $28.95
Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Granola Crunch, 16 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $26.09 1 $26.09
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (Apple Cinnamon Big Pack, 16-Count Boxes, Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.02 2 $26.04
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (Blueberry, 8-Count Bars, Pack of 6) 10.4 ounces • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (Strawberry Big Pack, 1.3 oz, 16-Count Box, Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Nature Valley Cinnamon Granola Crunch, 16 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $23.51 1 $23.51

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