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Mrs. Ruegsegger from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rueggie Round 2: Make That Change

Help me give my students a welcoming environment to learn in complete with artistic materials and decorative posters!

  • $513 goal

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My Students

This is my second year teaching at my school, and my second year of teaching in general. I am taking over a classroom that has not had much success in the past, but am quickly managing to turn the reputation around. My students feel safe and welcomed by me, but my classroom decor is another story. I feel students would immensely benefit from having ample supplies with which to do well, in an environment that is aesthetically pleasing.

My students are highly creative, considerate, and desperate to learn.

My students need resources to be successful in my classroom in preparation for high school. Our district suffers from an above average poverty rate, and our school specifically has free breakfast and lunch for all students due to said poverty.

Despite the reputation, my students are encouraged to rise above. I love that my students are determined and headstrong. I hope to help students successfully harness their strengths and assist with applying that to their writing. I engage my students with relevant and reflective writing prompts and opportunities for creative freedom.

My Project

These materials will make or break our school year. Without these materials, I will be required to provide them myself out of pocket, which proves very difficult as I have 4 children of my own to get school supplies for.

All materials will have several instances of use, from the posters which will decorate our classroom to the markers and pencils we will use for several different projects.

I know that what you do with your money matters, and I hope you'll consider helping me change the lives of several adolescents in Milwood Magnet School and the Kalamazoo Public Schools district.

Mrs. Ruegsegger
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Literacy Squares Rug Rug Dimensions: 4' x 6', Color: Primary • Teachers' School Supply $127.46 1 $127.46
21267-2009 - Prang Washable Marker Set - Master Pack, Set of 200 • Blick Art Materials $67.14 1 $67.14
20522-2009 - Crayola Watercolor Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Classpack, Set of 240 • Blick Art Materials $51.97 1 $51.97
Electric Black Pencil Sharpener • Teachers' School Supply $35.62 1 $35.62
DAILY 6 TRAIT WRITING GR 8 • Teachers' School Supply $29.99 1 $29.99
Think Positively Large Poster Set • Teachers' School Supply $20.99 1 $20.99
Evan-moor - Writing Poetry With Children Gr 1-6 • Teachers' School Supply $16.99 1 $16.99
Word Wall Read Double Sided Border • Teachers' School Supply $7.49 1 $7.49
Word Wall Inspire Double Sided • Teachers' School Supply $7.49 1 $7.49
Bullies Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Turn it Off Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49

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