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Mrs. LaRosa from Danbury CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Positive Peer Interactions

Help me give my students Chair Sox and cooperative games to help them develop healthy social behaviors with peers.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. The majority of them receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our school encourages project-based learning, especially those activities that promote the development of 21st-century skills.

Like most kids, my students thrive in a learning environment in which they are actively engaged and challenged.

Our school encourages technology-based learning which typically prepares students for high demand professions but also has a side effect of increased screen and seat time. I like incorporating technology activities but also want to keep my classes physically active and provide supportive learning environments.

My Project

The bulk of the funding will go towards purchasing Chair Sox for my classroom chairs. At the end of the day, students are required to put their chairs up on the desks. As a result, the table tops are getting scratched and worn down. Along with the Chair Sox, additional classroom support items like a broom/dustpan, pencils sharpeners, and cable ties will help keep the classroom aesthetically pleasing.

Play is important for middle school aged students because it helps them to develop social and emotional well-being.

My teaching techniques focus on creating a positive learning environment in which students can build confidence and reach their potential. I am feel that my rapport with students allows for their social and emotional growth.

I would like to create more opportunities during which students can model and develop positive peer interactions. I would like to have more board games in class like Telestrations, Totika Self Esteem Game, Uno, and Spot It. These games will create opportunities for students to have "play time" and develop cooperative behaviors. I want students to feel as supported by their peers as they do by their teachers.

Mrs. LaRosa
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR SOX CLASS PACK-BLUE-PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $99.39 1 $99.39
USAopoly Telestrations Party Pack 12 Player Party Game | #1 Party Game for all ages | Play with your friends and family | The fun game Telestrations with 600 phrases to sketch • Amazon Business $34.89 2 $69.78
OXO Good Grips Sweep Set with Extendable Broom • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Open Spaces Totika Self Esteem Game With 48 Question Card Deck - A Game of Fun, Skill and Communication • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Bostitch Multi-Mount Manual Pencil Sharpener, Vacuum Mount or Screw Mount, Assorted Colors - Receive One of Five Colors (MPS2-ASST) No Color Choice • Amazon Business $18.13 1 $18.13
Mattel Games Uno Attack Game • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Attmu Reusable Fastening Cable Ties, Microfiber Cloth 6-inch Hook Loop Cord Ties, Black (100 pcs(Black)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Spot It! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69

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