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Mrs. Raddatz from Cass Lake MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcome Back Readers!

Help me give my students a first month back to school full of color with these classroom decorations!

  • $404 goal

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My Students

I work with amazing second-graders in a small town located on a Native American reservation. Most of my students come from generational poverty, which can bring trauma. Every year, I do my best to create a classroom family where each child feels safe, successful, and loved. Local families are generously supporting the school with basic supplies. Unfortunately, there is a gap between what will help our children learn and our budgets.

The children in my class are sponges and love using technology to learn.

They also need hands-on activities that engage them.

That is why I do my best to find meaningful lessons and materials that will help them grow personally and academically. In a typical second-grade classroom, student abilities range from preschool levels to as high as 5th-grade levels and lessons are no longer one size fits all.

My Project

Our students have been learning from home since last March. All of their school work has been completed in a stapled packet, on a computer screens, or on their white boards. We are finally discussing a return to school in February.

Please help us make their return special with colorful supplies that will help us celebrate I love to read month, Valentine's day, and Dr. Seuss's Birthday.

Gift bags will be filled with materials for independent reading for I love to read month. Decorations will create visual interest for Dr. Seuss's birthday. Valentines day will be extra special with individualized activity/art mats. We want to show our kids how much they have been missed as we dive back in with in person instruction. Thank you for providing almost 100 kids in northern Minnesota with great memories and amazing return to school.

Mrs. Raddatz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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 100 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Happy Storm Cat’s Hat Goodie Bags Cat Knows A Lot About That Birthday Party Supplies Favor Paper Gift Bags Goods Filling with Candies Toys Goods for Kids Baby Shower Party Decorations (12 Packs) • Amazon Business $13.99 8 $111.92
Dr. Seuss Party Decorations Cat in The Hat Baby Shower Decorations/ Back to School/Aqua Blue White Red for Aqua Red Wedding /Dr Seuss Cat in The Hat 1st Birthday Party Supplies/ Airplane Party Decor • Amazon Business $19.89 5 $99.45
Tiny Expressions – Valentine's Day Placemats for Kids (Pack of 12 Valentine Placemats) | Coloring Activity Paper Mats for Kids Table | Disposable Bulk Bundle Set (12 Paper Placemats) • Amazon Business $9.74 10 $97.40

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