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Ms. Gager from Milwaukee WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The WIN Room: What I Need

Help me give my students a safe place to self regulate and get ready to go back to class and be the learners they are meant to be!

  • $186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Through rigorous academics and character education essential for success, Milwaukee Excellence Charter School educates students to excel within and graduate from four-year colleges and to pursue the professions of their choice. At Milwaukee Excellence, every student can and will succeed when given a rigorous, college preparatory education. Graduates will carry with them the character traits informed by our FIRST values of Focus, Integrity, Respect, Self-Determination, and Team; and the scholarly habits necessary to navigate their personal lives while attending college. Students will be prepared to capitalize on all life has to offer.

Our students live on the north side of Milwaukee where, historically, there aren't many choices for middle and high school students to attend school.

Some of the brightest students in the world are at my school and if they didn't have the opportunity to come to Milwaukee Excellence, their light may not have been shown. Our school believes in the possibility of our students future. This project helps each and every one of my students learn coping skills and pushes students to grow into the amazing person they are meant to be.

My Project

I am the first school social worker at the very special school, Milwaukee Excellence Charter School. As the first social worker, I need to stock up on the basic social, emotional, and academic needs my students experience on a daily basis. The items I selected for this project are self regulation tools that will help students cope with trauma and changes they are experiencing as are learning and growing. Students will be given stress balls/ fidget toys to help self regulate, I will use the white board for my mindfulness small group lessons, and the coloring book is a great way to help student meditate and remain calm.

My goals is to ensure every student know their worth, importance, and beauty in this world.

Using these tools, I will help them see the strength they have inside of them. First, my students need basic self regulation and coping skills in order to be the best they can be. Milwaukee Excellence Charter School is a school built on unbreakable bonds and a future of possibilities for our students, families, and the Milwaukee Community. I have a room called the WIN room. WIN stands for "What I Need". In this room I have warm lighting, decorations, and bean bag chairs to help students feel safe and comfortable.

Ms. Gager
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healing Crystal Zen Garden with White Sand and Bamboo Rake • Amazon Business $44.00 1 $44.00
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-DNA Stress Relief Balls with Fidget Hand Toys for Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys for ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Quartet Magnetic Whiteboard, 17" x 23" White Board, Dry Erase Board, White Frame (MWDW1723M-WT) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Teach Peach Assorted Motivational Stress Balls, Fun Fidget Toys for Kids, Teenagers, and Adults, Perfect Unique Gift Idea, Green 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Pick A Toy Motivational Stress Balls for Kids and Adults (5-Pack) Promote Anxiety and Stress Relief | Motivate and Inspire Students, Staff, Teams | Squishy, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal: Creative Activities to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety and Other Big Feelings • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
4 Pack Fidget Pad - 9 Fidget Features (More Than Fidget Cube) - Perfect for Skin Picking, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and Stress Relief - Multi Color Rainbow on Black - Prime Ready and Shipped by Amazon • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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