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Ms. Gremli from Indian Orch MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Family!

My students need positive behavior incentives for our prize box, a listening center to use during our reading block and motivational quotes to encourage a positive classroom community.

  • $590 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful first and second graders who are eager to learn. My school district is urban and very high poverty. My children come from broken homes, the foster care system and some have lived in shelters. Many of them have experienced some form of trauma within their short lives already. The school provides free breakfast and lunch for 100% of the students. For my students, school is something they look forward to. Despite whatever is going on at home, they know school is safe and they enjoy learning new things each day. Even when they are having a tough day, my students put in their best effort into the work we are doing. They are learning both academics and how to have appropriate social interactions with peers in my classroom. They all work hard every day to do a good job and make my classroom and the school the best it can be.

My students are like a family and work together to ensure our classroom is a safe and enjoyable work environment.

Our classroom community is great, but we are in a large city where our families need more support. Please consider donating to my project.

My Project

My project will be reaching special education students in both first and second grade. The inspirational quote decals will help build community and encourage my students to try every day to reach their full potential.

We are family!

Community is important for my students to feel safe, heard, and loved within the academic setting. For some students school is their stability. I want my students to want to come to school every day and to enjoy learning.

Prize box materials will promote positive behavior within the classroom. Each week on Friday's my students will have an opportunity to trade in their tiger tickets earned for exhibiting positive behavior in order to earn a prize from the prize box.

The bracelets correlate with the character traits of the responsive classroom. Each month we have a character trait to focus on. I have posters of these same character traits in my room. I will be going over the character traits when we talk about our classroom community and how we should be acting in the classroom, in the school, and in the world. Once students start earning bracelets the goal is to motivate the other students to do actions to show the character trait of the month so each child will end up with a bracelet for each character trait.

The listening center is an integral part of our reading block centers and I am in need of both a listening center as well as books/CDs for my students to read. My students are struggling readers and will greatly benefit from being able to listen and follow along to a book. I want to promote the importance and enjoyment of reading. Please consider donating to my project to benefit my students.

Ms. Gremli
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 10 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Teacher Created Resources Character Traits Wristbands (6569) • Amazon Business $10.96 6 $65.76
RE993 - Five Senses Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50
RE995 - Cultures of the World Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50
RE979 - Families Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.50 1 $37.50
Amy & Benton Party Favor Toys for Kids Birthday 150 PCS Pinata Filler Toys Carnival Prizes for Boys and Girls Treasure Box / Chest Treat for Classroom • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Bulk Toy Assortment - 120 Piece Party Favors for Kids, Treasure Box Prizes for Classroom, Pinata Filler, Small Toys, Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Design with Vinyl P25-68 Decor Item in This Classroom. Wall Decal Picture Art Living Room Home Decor Sticker Vinyl Wall Decal, 20-Inch x 20-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
MelonBoat 24 Pack 2" Emoji Plush Keychain Mini Pillows Backpack Clips, Emoticon Poop Emoji Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Goodie Bag Stuffers, Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wall Decal Decor The More That You Read - Dr Suess Vinyl Decal Quotes Wall lettering Classroom Wall Art Sticker Children Kids Wall Decals(dark gray, 21.5"h x28"w) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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