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Mr. Barrett-cruz from Riverview FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We All Need Somebody to Lean On

Help me give my students start the day off by entering a nurturing classroom environment that helps them be successful in academics, but also emotionally successful and supported.

  • $260 goal

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My Students

Our students are a group of diverse learners who enjoy school. They come from all types of family structures and often are children of working parents. Most of our students come from families with low SES. They often need materials, extra help and most of all our support. Sixty percent of our students are on free or reduced price lunch. We also have a large ELL population that needs extra support. Along with academics, many of students need emotional support and guidance.

Our school is a tight-knit campus where students feel supported and nurtured.

Our mission statement states that we want to instill in all our students the love of learning through high expectations, innovative instruction, parent communication and involvement of family and community.

My Project

Many students in my classroom are going through a variety of social and emotional challenges in their lives. Sometimes school is a play students long to be because they feel supported and loved.

The books I have chosen will help support the social and emotional needs of my students by teaching them how to make good choices even when life presents challenges.

Needs that are often not meet outside of school walls.

I want my classroom to be a safe and comfortable environment for all students. A place in which they know they will always be heard and a place they can always speak freely.

Mr. Barrett-cruz
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 42 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GR501 - Social-Emotional Paperback Library - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.50 1 $76.50
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 1", Round Rings, Holds 225 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, White, Carton of 12 (90621) • Amazon Business $22.40 1 $22.40
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
Big 3 Ring Pencil Pouch with Clear "See Through" Window - 24 Bulk Pack Bundle • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Avery Heavyweight Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, 8.5" x 11", Acid-Free, Archival Safe, Easy Load, 100ct (74102) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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