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Mrs. Tesar from Clearwater FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need supplies for a Family Engagement Night. We would like carnival games and decorations to help encourage families to attend.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I ask them, "Who is the best class in the whole world?" and they reply, "We are!" I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

I teach at a Title I school in Florida where all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend, and our school also runs a food and clothes pantry for our families.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

Our goal is to encourage literacy appreciation and responsible technology use while building partnerships with the families of our students. Students will receive books as prizes at the carnival, and parents will be provided tips about reading for pleasure with their students. Parents will also be provided information and resources for encouraging safe technology use at home. At the beginning of the carnival, students and parents will visit stations (Literacy at Home, Literacy in Math, Connect Four Sight Word Game, Responsible Technology use). At these stations, they will earn tickets so they can play the other fun carnival games and read books. We have additional funding to provide food, books to the families who attend. The styluses and earbud headphones will also be given as prizes.

This carnival will provide a festive event that will welcome and encourage parents to participate in their child's education.

We would like to increase the amount of participation in our community engagement events and feel like this will Carnival will do that!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red & White Stripes Carnival Them Party Tablecover Pack of 3 by Oojami • Amazon Business $9.00 3 $27.00
Lollipop Tree • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Disposable Paper Food Tray for Carnivals, Fairs, Festivals, and Picnics. Holds Nachos, Fries, Hot Corn Dogs, and more! - 2.5-Pound, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
100 Paper Dill Pickle Bags • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Fun Express Carnival Backdrop Banner (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Southland Paper Food Tray, 2.5-Pound, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Fun Express Red and White Striped Carnival Circus Pennent Banner - 100 Feet • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
Fun Express Mini Hexagon Red Bubble Bottles (4 Dozen) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
50 Pcs Assorted Stampers for Kids - Birthday Party Favors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Giraffe - Neon Punch Balloons - (30 Count) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Popcorn Bags - 200 Bonus Pack - Premium Retro Style - Great for Family Movie Night, Carnival Themed Party, Birthday Parties, Concession Stands, Fundraisers, And More • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Fun Express Plastic Carnival Banner • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Under the Big Top Kid's Temporary Tattoos (6 dz) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45
Under the Big Top Kid's Temporary Tattoos (6 dz) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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