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Mrs. Dixon from Miami FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.

Help me give my students an inviting atmosphere that encourages learning and promotes positive thinking with lemon themed decorations.

  • $309 goal

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My Students

My school consists of a group of young adults who are immigrants, unaccompanied and homeless youth. Although I teach students who have various financial needs they are all motivated and driven to perform well academically and are active in their community. They enjoy challenging themselves in rigorous advanced placement, honors, and college dual enrollment courses. When they are not working hard in class, they are actively practicing to take an Advanced Placement (AP), ServSafe, and Adobe Illustrator exam which will allow them to obtain an industry certification in Culinary and Digital Design or college credits. These opportunities will allow my students to become competitive in the workforce and pursue their post-secondary goals.

My Project

This year class room theme is "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". This theme will help foster a creative and inviting learning atmosphere. Many of my students come from a challenging background and are not always optimistic about what their future hold for them. My role is to engage them and mentor them while providing them with opportunities to be successful. In order to solidify my message, I have selected lemon themed decorations that will be used throughout the class. The decor would be used to house positive affirmations and key content information. The paper tree will be used to adorn the walls and provide students with the opportunity to write how they will use their lemons. For example: A student may write, " I will graduate high school and become a certified nail tech". Each decoration will be used to only give students the opportunity to come into a welcoming environment, they will also be provided the opportunity to have positive self reflections.

Mrs. Dixon
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lemon Wooden Tiered Tray Decor Fresh Lemonade 25 ¢ Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Summer Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Stand Rustic Kitchen Signs Set Of 3 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Valery Madelyn 6 Packs Spring Picks with Lemon, Blueberry and Green Leaves, Artificial Floral Picks, Lemon Branches for Home, Summer Fall Autumn Decorations • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
CiyvoLyeen Lemon Gnome Scandinavian Tomte Nisse Swedish Fresh Lemon Elf Home Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Easy Peasy Shelf Summer Tiered Tray Decorations, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
iMagitek 15 Pack Lemon Keychains for Kids Party Favors Supplies, School Carnival Prizes, Party Bag Gift Fillers, Lemon Stress Relieve Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Teacher Created Resources Lemon Yellow Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll (TCR77043) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Teacher Created Resources Boxwood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll (TCR77448) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Teacher Created Resources 5435 Big Tree with Polka Dot Leaves Bulletin Board (7 Panels) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pavilion Gift Company Decorative Keep Life Zesty 6 x 1.5 Mini Plaque • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Kristin Paradise 30Ct Lemon Hanging Swirl Decorations, Citrus Lemonade Party Supplies, Lime Birthday Theme Decor for Boy Girl Baby Shower, Kids 1st Bday Favors Idea • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Summer lemon Theme lemon Burlap Banner Party Decoration Swimming Pool Party Barbecue Party(Lemon Banner) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Carson Dellosa Lemon Lime Bulletin Board Set (110219) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Yellow and White Paper Straws - Stripe Chevron Polka Dot - 7.75 Inches - Pack of 100 - Outside the Box Papers Brand • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Picket Fence Cutouts Party Accessory (1 count) (3/Pkg) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
ADLKGG Party Hanging Paper Fans Set, Yellow Round Pattern Paper Garlands Decoration for Birthday Wedding Graduation Events Accessories, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Teacher Created Resources Lemon Zest Welcome Banner (TCR8495) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yellow Rolled Bulletin Board Borders, Carson Dellosa Classroom Decorations, 36 Feet • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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