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Mrs. Meincke from Barron WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Write It Out!

My students need journals and whiteboards to help them reflect, focus, and effectively communicate.

  • $651 goal

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My Students

Although our school is in a rural community, we have a diverse population of students. Many of our students are fairly new to our country and are just learning to speak English. Some of our students live in poverty while others come from wealthier homes.

In the ELA classroom, our diversity becomes one of our greatest strengths.

Because students have had a variety of different life experiences, we are able to hear many different perspectives on the texts we read, and how different people can relate to them.

My Project

Sometimes being a middle school student can be pretty tough! From the physical changes they experience to the stereotypical "middle school drama," it can be a lot to process, and not all students have the tools they need to get through it all. When students don't know how to process and cope with the things going on in their personal lives, it can be quite the distraction from their academic lives.

Having access to tools that help them appropriately process through difficult situations and feelings will help my students stay more focused on their academic work.

I want my students to have access to journals and pencils that they can use to write down and reflect on the things that are bothering them. By writing things down, students will be more likely to enter the classroom with a clear mind and be ready to focus on their academic work.

I also want my students to have access to small whiteboards and stress balls that they can bring to their desks to help them stay focused. Often times when my students are frustrated they start doodling on their work. Giving them access to a whiteboard and markers will allow them to have a place where they can doodle while listening without being tempted to write in their books or on their desks. Additionally, having access to stress balls will give them a quiet option to manage stress when they are feeling overwhelmed.

When kids have access to the right tools, the limits are endless, and I really want to see my students be successful.

Mrs. Meincke
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
George Stanley (6 Pack) Journals To Write In 10 x 7" Notebook Soft Cover Ruled 120 Lined Pages Bulk • Amazon Business $18.99 10 $189.90
TecUnite 10 Pack Lined Notebook Kraft Brown Cover Journal Notebooks for Travelers, A5 Size, 60 Lined Pages/ 30 Sheets • Amazon Business $20.59 4 $82.36
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Classroom Pack] w/ClearWipe Coating! Mini Lapboards +30 BONUS Whiteboard Markers +Felt Erasers - 9" x 12" DOUBLE SIDED Small White Boards For Students, Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $54.96 1 $54.96
Round Pencils (Full Size Round Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Assortment (Neon Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Pink)) • Amazon Business $30.93 1 $30.93
24pcs Candy Colors Portable Steno Memo Notebook MiniDaily Mini Diary NotePad(8 Colors) By Alimitopia • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Arteza Dry Erase Markers, White Board Pens, 12 Colors, Multicolor, Set of 48 • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
TecUnite 9 Pieces Journal Notebooks Office Kraft Notebooks A5 Lines Notebook, 30 Sheets, 208 by 142 mm, 3 Colors • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Motivational Stress Balls | Squeeze Toy Gift 6 Pack | Fidget Accessory for Stress Relief, Special Needs, Concentration, Anxiety, Motivation, ADHD, ADD, Autism and Team Building (Scuba Blue) • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Motivational Stress Ball Assortment - Teacher Peach Stress Relief Toys for Kids and Adults - Best as Inspirational Teacher Gift or Office Gift for Coworkers - 3 Pack, Teal (7 Colors Available) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Inspirational Pencils - 6 Pack (#2 Pencils) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Motivational Stress Balls, 3 Pack, Teacher Peach Stress Relief Toys - Light Green (10 Colors Available) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Gandhi Quote Inspirational Pencils • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Albert Einstein, Never Stop Questioning Quote, Inspirational Pencils • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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