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Mrs. Mullis from Kenosha WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Successful Start to Second Grade

My students need pocket charts, post it notes and character building resources to help them start off second grade with a growth mindset!

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are bright students who are working hard doing their school work. The kids are eager learners who rely on school as a place of safety and can depend on school for new ideas and hands-on learning activities. They like routine and structure and they know what to expect when they are here. Our school is an urban school that has 95% of the students on free lunch programs. We have many students who are homeless or stay at shelters around our school. When students enter our doors, they know they will be fed, loved, and will be taught in the best way possible for their individual learning styles. Many students come to school hungry and tired and it's our job as a class to make everyone feel welcome!

My Project

Starting a new school year can be both exciting and scary at the same time. Building a classroom community that demonstrates acceptance, respect and compassion is key to success.

An important part of our day is our morning meeting where each student is welcomed, we chat about things going on in and out of school, and discuss our daily agenda outlined for the students in the pocket chart.

During this time, we also share a daily reading from various stories and book passages. These readings promote self-talk, problem solving, empathy and perspective. Teacher and students read and discuss many "what would you do" scenarios tied to stories written by real kids facing similar trials and tribulations. Upon completion, students reflect through writing and drawing in their daily journals, and share their thoughts with each other by creating a class anchor chart. They take great pride in sharing their reflections with the crew!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads (559VAD4PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $78.73 1 $78.73
Creative Teaching Press Character Education Readers - Set of 12 • Amazon Business $33.74 1 $33.74
Creative Teaching Press Inspire U 8-Chart Pack (6686) • Amazon Business $21.21 1 $21.21
Daily Schedule Pocket Chart, Black Class Schedule with 26 Cards, 13+1 Pockets. 13 colored + 13 blank double-sided reusable Cards, Easy Over-door Mountings included. (13” x 36”) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul: Character-Building Stories to Read with Kids Ages 5-8 • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul: Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter for Kids ages 8-12 (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78

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