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Mrs. Houser from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Send Off 2018

My students need special request books with characters like Elephant & Piggie, Curious George, and super heroes as well as Chewelry and a free choice favorite...Hot Wheels.

  • $235 goal

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My Students

The excitement of "Fun Friday" isn't just once a's everyday. This year my students requested more STEAM such as science and art experiments, as well as computer activities. Many of our new resources are used on a daily basis during free choice time.

Our students come to school with many concerns outside of their control.

In our classroom, we utilize teamwork and social skills to the fullest potential. Our school is a small school making a big difference for students who have been placed in our building for various personal or private reasons. Many of them do not have "typical" experiences prior to entering the school system. Here, they receive additional resources and opportunities such as a smaller class size, as well as strategies for social and emotional learning in addition to academic skills.

My Project

My students are enjoying all of the fantastic new books and supplies that we have received during this school year! In fact, they are becoming more familiar with the process of creating thank you notes because they are grateful, not just because their teacher asks them to. During a recent writing session, students asked if we'd be getting any more items before the school year ended. I told them..."you never know". We brainstormed a list of items that would be most enjoyable for the next 7 weeks. I told them that we might have to wait until summer school or next year to get them. They understood and I know that their hearts desire these classroom items very much.

The most commonly requested item in my classroom is not candy or toys, but books!

The students asked about more Elephant & Piggie books. They wanted Curious George stories as we only have two in our room currently. They asked for more super hero stories so I am requesting two different "5 minute stories" books.

Some of their favorite activities involve Hot Wheels cars. They share the cars, race the cars, compare the cars, create obstacles for the cars and write about the cars in their journals. I requested a few more cars and several feet of track (which we do not have in our room...yet).

The final items are Chewelry. These chew-able necklaces were introduced to us by a classmate who used them appropriately and other classmates wanted to try the stress item for various reasons. But, an item such as this cannot be shared. So, I'm requesting enough that each student who wanted one can try one.

Mrs. Houser
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
|LAUNCH PRICE| SENSO Sensory Chew Necklace Set - (4 PACK + BONUS PENCIL TOPPER) - Silicone Chew for ADHD, Teething, Autism, Biting, Oral Motor Chew Toy for Kids - |UPGRADED TOUGHER CHEW| • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Chewelry Sensory Chew Necklace (Maori Twist 2-Pack) - Chewlery for Boys & Girls with Autism ADHD Oral Motor Chewing Biting Teething Needs - Chewable Jewelry for Kids by Solace • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chewelry Sensory Chew Necklace (Infinity Twist 2-Pack) - Chewlery for Boys & Girls with Autism ADHD Oral Motor Chewing Biting Teething Needs - Chewable Jewelry for Kids by Solace • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pretty See Chewing Necklace Calming Chewelry Chew Necklace for Autism and Oral Motor Special Needs Kids, Set of 2, Purple and Blue • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Hot Wheels Track Builder Straight Track with Car, 15 Feet - Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
5-Minute Avengers Stories (5-Minute Stories) • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
5-Minute Marvel Stories (5-Minute Stories) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Curious George Around Town (6 Volume Set) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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