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Mrs. Telisak from Chippewa FLS WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Showing Gratitude Toward Others

My students need note cards, postcards, and art supplies to continue our journey of showing gratitude.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

I teach in a high poverty school. My students face many challenges in their home lives. Many face trauma on a constant basis, but when they come to school, my students are eager to learn! We are a tight-knit group and consider each other family. I refer to them as my kids. It is important to me to make those little connections with every single child. This group of kids is well-behaved, sweet, and they love to learn new things!

These students work hard every day, are eager to learn, are kind to each other, and we refer to our classroom as our "family." We are lucky to have the opportunity to spend our time together!

We have a lot of fun together and actively engage in the learning process together through high quality literature and math lessons, as well as exciting room transformation projects. We love learning and trying new things!

My Project

Gratitude is not an easy thing to understand. It can be especially difficult for children to understand. We all have so much to be grateful for, but sometimes it's not always easy to see. Many of my students come from homes of trauma and stress and they have the mindset that things aren't going to get better. In my class, we read books about gratitude, have class discussions, and write daily in gratitude journals. We talk every day about all of the great things happening, thus hopefully improving their emotional and social well-being.

Studies show that children who practice grateful thinking lead happier lives, have better attitudes at home and school, and have better relationships with those around them.

It is never too early to instill the values of gratitude in young children.

One way to install gratitude is by writing notes of thanks to those that care for us. I am requesting note cards, postcards, and art supplies for students to continue the life-long lesson of gratitude at school. Students will be able to write notes to those they are thankful for. By doing this, not only will they fill the hearts of those they are writing to, but they will also fill their own. The shelf organizer will help us keep our supplies accessible and organized.

Mrs. Telisak
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 9420GR Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer, 12 Compartment, Gray • Amazon Business $42.87 2 $85.74
Mr. Sketch Fiddle Sticks Scented Markers, 216-pack, Assorted Colors (3618) • Amazon Business $74.12 1 $74.12
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Large Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
144 Pack Thank You Cards - Thank You Greeting Cards Bulk Box Set - Thank You Note Cards All-Occasion Thank You Notecard Set - Includes 36 Assorted Design Note Cards and White Envelopes, 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Color-Your-Own Greeting Cards: 30 Cards & Envelopes for Every Occasion • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
Encouragement Greeting Cards - 36 Pack All Occasion Bulk Box Set Assorted Blank Note Cards - 6 Pastel Colored Happy Heart Designs - Blank on the Inside Notecards with Envelopes Included - 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
60 Postcards - Positively Patterned Color-In Postcards - 6 Different Images • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
60 Postcards - Dream, Love, Smile Color-In Postcards - 6 Different Images • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Color Therapy Coloring Books for Adult Relaxation DIY Stationery Cards Set with 32 Designs Coloring Stationery Note Cards Postcards, Hand Drawn Hand Written Greeting Card • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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