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Mrs. Brinken from Elmhurst NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Flossers Needed Part 3!

Help me give my students toothbrushes, toothpaste, and flossers so they can learn about dental hygiene and have a kit to take home with them.

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My Students

As a Physical Education teacher in a low-income/high poverty school in N.Y.C, my students face many challenges in school and out of school. Although they face many challenges, I am looking forward to providing my students with innovative and life-changing experiences. Many of my students are being raised in single parent or two working parent household, where money is tight and resources are limited. All of our students receive free lunch.

My students are curious, creative, and think everything is funny with smiles and giggles often seen and heard in the hallways and classroom!

This school year, I noticed that they ask questions about everything around them. They seem amazed by the simplest things in and out of school! It is my hope that I spark their imaginations and help their wonder grow with inquiry!

My school is made up of students who work hard and try to maintain a growth mindset. They have proven to be eager to learn and committed to that learning even with the limited resources and low income status. My goal is to encourage my students to always work towards becoming the best students they can be.

My Project

February is Dental Hygiene month, and every year I teach my students about good dental hygiene. I teach them how to brush and floss their teeth properly. The problem is that not all my students have a proper toothbrush, toothpaste, or flossers at home to brush and floss their teeth each day.

Supplying these toothbrushes, flossers, and toothpaste for my students will allow them the materials they need to brush their teeth each day and to learn and practice good dental hygiene.

This is part 3 of my Toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Flossers project and I am asking for Toothpaste. In part 1 I asked for Toothbrushes and in part 2 I asked for flossers.

Learning these skills at an early age will ensure they grow up with these life skills necessary for their health.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sparkle Fresh Import Toothpaste, 3/5 oz, 720/Pack • $112.49 1 $112.49
Freshmint Fluoride Gel Toothpaste Sachet • $80.74 1 $80.74

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