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Mrs. McDavid from Trenton NC is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Positive Expressions of Hope!

Help me give my students materials in which the students can be able to do more hands-on activities. I have requested some mini whiteboards and other interactive lesson workbooks which will also assist the students with hands-on activities.

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Honestly, I noticed a great change in my students from before the devastating tragedy of the hurricane hit us, to afterward. Before the students were released early, 2 days before the hurricane hit us, they were very vibrant, hopeful, full of life and eager to get the school year started. On October 16, when the students returned after being unable to attend school for over a month, almost all of their vibrancy, hopefulness, and eagerness was unapparent. Seeing the grief and despair in their faces, added to the stress that I was already feeling in my own heart, really hit me hard, but I knew I had to quickly pull myself together and remain strong for my students. We discussed our feelings together during class. Some of them didn't feel comfortable or would become too emotional discussing how the hurricane affected them in class, so those students chose to write their feelings on paper. I also made it a priority to let my students know that I am here for them and together, we will rise! This too shall pass.

My Project

Professionally, I measure my success by the success of my students. Therefore, when my students are successful, so am I. These donated materials will definitely help my students grow as well as myself.

Through these resources, my students will be able to do more hands-on activities while in class.

I have found that many of my students are hands-on learners and respond much better when they can actively participate in class lessons. These resources will allow that to happen.

I have requested some mini whiteboards and other interactive lesson workbooks which will also assist the students with hands-on activities. I have also requested copier paper and ink for me to be able to make copies of workbook activities and create printouts for them to take home and study. We are also without a pencil sharpener in my classroom so I have requested a pencil sharpener also.

Mrs. McDavid
Grades 6-8

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Canon PG-210 XL and CL-211 XL Ink and Glossy Photo Paper Combo Pack, Compatible to MP495,MP280,MP490,MP480,MP270,MP240, MX420,MX410,MX350,MX340 and MX330 • Amazon Business $56.90 2 $113.80
Dry Erase Board 12/pk 9.5 X 12 • Teachers' School Supply $36.55 2 $73.10
Electric Black Pencil Sharpener • Teachers' School Supply $35.62 1 $35.62
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Daily Language Review: Grade 8 (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Education $21.99 1 $21.99
Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 5-8 (eBook) • AKJ Education $14.99 1 $14.99
Power Practice Reading Skills (Grades 7-8) (eBook) • AKJ Education $14.99 1 $14.99
CanonInk Glossy Photo Paper 8.5" x 11" 100 Sheets (1433C004) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Education $13.95 1 $13.95
Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading (Gr. 6) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Grammar Activities That Really Grab 'em! • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Staples Standard Staples, 1/4" Leg Length, 5000 Staples/Box, 5 Boxes/Pack (10807) • Staples Advantage $8.09 1 $8.09
Using Primary Sources to Meet Common Core State Standards (eBook) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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