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Mrs. Swepston from Westville OK is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Party In A Cup

Help me give my students a birthday cup filled with goodies and a birthday book.

  • $358 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my job, and I feel very blessed to teach some of the most extraordinary first graders! Nearly all students at our small rural school in Westville, OK, are considered low income, and most families struggle with providing basic needs.

Despite their daily obstacles, my students come to school full of life and ready to learn.

Each of my kids is special and unique, and that's why I love them so much.

Our classroom is a busy yet happy place where students can learn while feeling safe.

If you were to walk into my classroom, you would not hear silence. You would listen to lots of chatter at stations where students exchange ideas and discuss their learning objectives. You would find me sitting on the floor conversing with students and observing students who may need extra support.

My Project

A birthday is a special day, especially to a first-grader.

I want to give each student a special cup on their birthday filled with goodies to celebrate them!

Each cup will contain confetti and a birthday necklace, candle, balloon, smelly eraser, a push pop sucker, and a straw. They will also receive a unique birthday book that they can keep forever.

Everything I do with love, and I want my students to remember a tremendous first-grade experience and remember how much their teacher loves them.

Thank you for considering our classroom birthday project!!

Mrs. Swepston
Grades PreK-2
    Nearly all students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 20 students.

    21 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Happy Birthday from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.00 18 $90.00
Push Pop Individually Wrapped Lollipop Variety Party Pack 10 Count Suckers in Fun Candy for Parties and Celebrations, Assorted Flavors, 5 Oz • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
[100 Sets - 16 oz.] Plastic Cups With Dome Lids • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Happy Birthday Bead Necklace, Rainbow Party Favors (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
RENYIH 300 Pcs Multi Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws Boba Straws,Plastic Milkshake Straws Disposable Wide-mouthed Large Individually Wrapped Straws(0.43" Wide X 9.45" Long) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
50pcs 12inch Latex Balloons for Happy Birthday Party Beautiful Flowers Printed Birthday Balloon Decoration Multicolor (Birthday) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Creative Teaching Press Bold & Bright Birthday Party Cut Outs 6" (0636) • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Happy Birthday Badge Stickers It's My Birthday Stickers for Kids Home Classroom Birthday Party Decoration 200 Pcs • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Big Dot of Happiness Cheerful Happy Birthday - DIY Shaped Colorful Birthday Party Cut-Outs - 24 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Raymond Geddes Cupcake Shoppe Scented Eraser, 36 Pack (68456) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
4000 Pieces Happy Birthday Confetti Multi-Color Foil Confetti Birthday Decoration Scatters for Table Balloon Ribbon Cake Decoration Birthday Party Anniversary Wedding DIY Craft Supplies • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Papyrus Birthday Candles, Ombré (24-Count) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95

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