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Ms. Chow from Flushing NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Self Efficacy and Confidence Through the Power of T-shirts

Help me give my students the skills they need to cope with their stress and isolation during this challenging school year through mentorship and sharing their growth mindset through T-shirts.

  • $1,336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math in a preK - 8th grade public school where the students are creative and curious. They love to learn and have great school spirit. They actively participate in school functions and are generous. They often volunteer to support our school community by helping teachers and mentor their younger peers. Students are able to build their self-confidence and develop their self-efficacy through their participation in our school community.

The pandemic has forced my students to shelter in and be isolated from their peers and mentors, affecting once active, enthusiastic students to become dispirited.

The lack of interactions with other members of the school community has cause the students to lose their motivation and become more withdrawn. I believe that by giving my students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and be mentors for others will once again foster their confidence and efficacy.

My Project

The goal of this project is to help my students to build their self-efficacy that have been hurt from their isolation in the pandemic. I will start by mentoring the students in small groups. The students will learn topics such as identifying their emotions, recognizing their strengths, regulating their emotion, and developing a growth mindset

The books and games will be used to teach the students skills to build their character and how to cope with their emotions during this time.

They will learn that they are not alone; their feelings are shared by others. The activities we engage in will then give them hope and motivation to empower self-growth, be an agent for change, and help each other.

Since I teach two different grade levels, the older students will then become the mentors for the younger students. They will pay it forward by teaching their mentee the skills they have learned. Finally, each student (both mentor and mentee) will make a T-shirt with a massage that will promote their developed growth mindset. The created T-shirts will spread a powerful message and create a sense of community.

Ms. Chow
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

20 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Easy Press 2 - Heat Press Machine For T Shirts and HTV Vinyl Projects, Raspberry, 12" x 10" • Amazon Business $202.98 1 $202.98
Hanes mens ComfortSoft Short Sleeve T-Shirt (6 Pack),Navy,Medium • Amazon Business $24.91 5 $124.55
PPD Inkjet PREMIUM Iron-On Dark T Shirt Transfers Paper LTR 8.5x11" pack of 50 Sheets (PPD004-50) • Amazon Business $39.97 3 $119.91
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft Short Sleeve T-Shirt (6 Pack), Navy, Large • Amazon Business $23.30 5 $116.50
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft Short Sleeve T-Shirt (6 Pack), Black, Large • Amazon Business $23.30 3 $69.90
Gildan Men's 10-Pack Heavy Cotton Adult T-Shirt (G5000), Purple, Large • Amazon Business $33.00 2 $66.00
Gildan Men's 10-Pack Heavy Cotton Adult T-Shirt (G5000), Purple, Medium • Amazon Business $33.00 2 $66.00
Gildan Men's 10-Pack Heavy Cotton Adult T-Shirt (G5000), Red, Large • Amazon Business $33.00 2 $66.00
Gildan Men's 10-Pack Heavy Cotton Adult T-Shirt (G5000), Red, Medium • Amazon Business $33.00 2 $66.00
Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Grades 6–8 (Free Spirit Professional™) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
52 Essential Coping Skills - for Mastering Emotions and Stress to Build Resilience and Well-Being - Created by Harvard Educator • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
52 Essential Conversations: The Life Skills Card Game for Children and Adults - Builds Social Emotional, Critical Thinking, Growth Mindset & Vocabulary Skills - Created by Harvard Educators • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
52 Essential Relationships: Emotional Intelligence Game for Home, Work, and School - Builds Communications Skills, Perspective-Taking and Empathy - Created by Harvard Researchers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve (Growth Mindset for Teachers) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Growth Mindset Workbook for Kids: 55 Fun Activities to Think Creatively, Solve Problems, and Love Learning • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset: A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback (Growth Mindset for Teachers) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Empower Yourself – 50 Mindfulness Question Cards and a Guided Daily Journal - for Therapy Card Games, Journaling, Self Help, Self Care or Inspirational Meditation Gifts. (Special Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Growth Mindset Playbook: A Teacher's Guide to Promoting Student Success (Growth Mindset for Teachers) • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Nicapa 12x12 inch Heat Press Mat for Cricut Easypress/Easypress 2 Cricket Craft Heating Transfer Vinyl HTV Ironing Insulation Heating Mats • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
3 Pack PTFE Teflon Sheet for Heat Press Transfer Sheet Non Stick 16 x 20" Heat Transfer Paper Reusable Heat Resistant Craft Mat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$1,088.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,135.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.31

Total project goal

$1,335.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,335.41

14 Donors

-$799.03

Donations toward project cost

-$715.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$494.02

Match offers toward project cost

-$419.92

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.36

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$0.00

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