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Mrs. Sanchez from Sacramento CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sit and Enjoy a Fruit or Veggie Today!

My students need a place they can sit with their friends and enjoy a fresh fruit or vegetable as they share stories and laughs. The picnic table and fan will allow this to happen.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come to school curious and thirsty for new information daily. They are welcoming and willing to try new things. Most come from homes that often lack the ability to provide them opportunity to explore and try new things. My kiddos come from homes where they do not have access to healthy food choices. The neighborhood that surrounds them is often called a "food desert.," as it does not give the families access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Our school has a program that addresses this issue, it provides a healthy snack every morning. Kids are given either a fruit or raw vegetable to enjoy during their recess. This allows them to have a healthy snack, as well as to try something new that they perhaps would not have access too.

My Project

A growing brain needs good food intake and giving my kids a place to sit and refuel during recess, will help them focus and learn in the classroom. When kids don't have a comfortable place to sit and enjoy their snack, they will often not eat during recess. They then come in and are not able to focus on instruction. The picnic table and umbrella will do just that! When a child is hungry they will be sluggish and irratable which causes off task behavior. Since I teach in an area that can have very hot temperatures, having a shady area will help kids stay cool. When kids overheat themselves it causes them to get tired and become inactive in the classroom.

Mrs. Sanchez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norwood Commercial Furniture Blow- Molded Plastic Picnic Table, Green/Black, NOR-PTBM7260-6-10 • Amazon Business $289.08 1 $289.08
FLAME&SHADE 10FT Offset Cantilever Patio Umbrella, Hanging Outdoor Parasol with Crank Lift, Large Round, Beige • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99

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