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Mrs. Forrest from Saint Louis MO is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Thank You Thursday to Build Smiles and Skills

My students need thank you cards to develop their writing skills and improve their capacity to show gratitude and appreciation of others.

  • $774 goal

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My Students

My students attend a middle school in the 2nd most diverse district in the state of MO. We have students from all kinds of backgrounds, countries, ethnicity and nationalities. What continues to surprise me about this is not how diverse they are, but how well they get along with one another despite their differences. They build relationships with one another based on common interests and situations rather than economic status or skin color.

Approximately 85% of my students are on free and reduced lunch, but that doesn't keep them from having big hearts and wanting to have a positive impact on those around them.

They are always willing to pitch in and help raise money for charities (though they often have little of their own), bring in items for food drives or even do little projects to "brighten up the place."

My students have the capacity to do great things given the right tools. It is important that they learn how to navigate their world in a way that has a positive impact on their society. Many of their backgrounds do not equip them for such a feat, but every positive experience we can give them will get them closer.

My Project

My seventh grade students are taking part in Thank You Thursdays this year. Every Thursday students write a note to someone that has had a positive impact on their lives in some big or small way. The thank you notes will be used in class weekly to promote the notion of kindness, to acknowledge positive acts of others and reinforce the idea that we are all connected to one another. My hope is that these notes will help create a sense of community both inside and outside of the school setting.

Writing thank you notes to others helps children develop into literate, empathetic and appreciative adults.

Many skills are needed to write thank you notes ranging from proper use of grammar and formatting to correct spelling and punctuation. Students also learn the appropriate way to address various kinds of people, both formal and informal, and the skill of properly addressing envelopes. Finally students learn to be appreciative of others kindness and generosity toward them and develop empathy as they see what others are willing to do for them and others.

Mrs. Forrest
Grades 6-8

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48 Assorted Pack Thank You Note Cards Bulk Box Set - Blank on the Inside - Black and White Chalkboard Design - Includes 48 Greeting Cards and Envelopes - 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $12.34 10 $123.40
Thank You Greeting Cards Bulk Assortment - 6 Unique Colorful Watercolor Splash Mark Designs 4 x 6 Inches Includes 48 Envelopes • Amazon Business $11.99 9 $107.91
All Occasion Circular Geometric Design Greeting Cards - 6 Seamless Symmetrical Designs Blue Green, Envelopes Included - 48 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
48 Pack All Occasion Assorted Blank on the Inside Note Cards for Her - Greeting Card Bulk Box Set - 6 Modern Hello Designs Notecards with Envelopes Included, 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
Inspirational Quote Cards - Inspiring Motivational Cards - 6 Unique Designs - Bulk Box Set - Includes 48 Cards with Envelopes - 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
36 Pack Encouragement Greeting Cards - 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 6 $59.94
48 Assorted Pack Thank You Note Cards - Bulk Box Set - Blank on the Inside - 6 Colorful Squirrel and Acorn Designs - Includes 48 Greeting Cards and Envelopes - 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
48 Assorted Pack Happy Birthday Greeting Cards, Blank and Thank You Note Cards Bulk Box Set - Blank on the Inside - 12 Colorful Tribal Designs - Variety Assortment Envelopes Included 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94

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