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Mrs. Melissa Smith from Spooner WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Smith Tales Continue From a Distance

Help me give my students math puzzles, Smencils, paper, headphones, notecards, and chalk to continue their learning adventure!

  • $493 goal

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My Students

I have 18 amazing students who I miss so very much. They are all from unique families and their daily routines each look so very much different.

Seeing their smiling faces via Google Meet and in picture texts from their parents has been some of my favorite moments from each week.

In third grade, we have sent students both paper and digital packets to continue their learning during this time. I check in daily with our students on a learning platform and it is amazing to see their faces via video.

We have been blessed because many students are able to complete their work via our digital platform using school Chromebooks. There are students that do not have access to the internet though and they are completing their work via paper. I make weekly phone calls to all students and check in to see how they are feeling and what they're up to.

Many of my students have parents that are working out of the home at some point during the day. I would like to create a project for them to have fun and engaging resources to grow, play, and learn all day.

My Project

The chalk and bubbles are for outdoor play. It is important for them to be active and get outside. It will be great to be creative at home.

The notecards and postage will help all students be able to write back and forth with me.

I have a wall of letters from my students and I want to make sure they continue to be able to send these letters.

The Pentominoes and tangrams will be great puzzles and also align with what we are learning in math. These lessons have been some of my students' favorite ones.

The card stock and Smencils will bring parts of our classroom to their home. The headphones will allow them to work on their digital tools while others are also working at home.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hey! Play! Rainbow Pentominoes-72Piece Set Bright Colorful Scored Plastic Tile Puzzle with Storage Case-Fun Educational Stem Activity for Kids $17.97 3 $53.91
Chalk Sidewalk Chalk 20 Count- 5 colors $13.00 4 $52.00
Cute Animal Note Cards - Set of 24 Blank Cards With Envelopes, All Occasion Greeting Cards, Stationary Set, Thank You Cards - 3 of each Fun Notecard Included $25.99 2 $51.98
Military Working Dogs U.S. Postage Stamps Sheet of 20 Forever Postage Stamps Scott 4508B $17.25 3 $51.75
Wooden Tangrams Puzzles, 28 Pieces Tangram Puzzle Book Set Toy Colorful Educational Gift $8.98 5 $44.90
Scentco Graphite Smencils - HB #2 Scented Pencils, 10 Count $9.99 4 $39.96
Bulk Headphones Wholesale Earbuds Earphones 10 Pack for Kids School Classroom Students Children and Adult (10 Black) $32.95 1 $32.95
Bloranda 24 Pack 15’’ Bubble Wands Assortment, 4 Colors Biggest Bubble Wands Party Favors Kids Summer Toys Outdoor Play Toys Games Christmas Birthday Party $23.99 1 $23.99
Origami Gift Cards Kit: Beautiful Papers and Folding Instructions for Over 20 Hand-folded Note Cards and Envelopes (36 Sheets in 12 Patterns & Color Book) $9.49 2 $18.98
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 90 lb/163 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) $12.29 1 $12.29

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