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    The MEF Wishlist is a way for our SCM teachers and staff to receive items that are needed to aid them in helping our SCM students have the BEST education possible. This Wishlist is for requests of $200 or less. It may be used as many times a year as a need arises for a teacher or staff member.

    You can grant the entire wish or a portion of the wish. Once you find the wish you would like to be a part of, click "Give" and donate the amount you would like.

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Headphones

Now that my students have access to a class set of iPads, I am requesting a class set (24) of headphones. It will make it easier for the students to listen to stories and instructions with headphones.
Pam Tupper
Second Grade/General Education  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 9/19/2018
Date Needed: 10/1/2018
WISH COST: $173.97
Reference #: LA05
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Dewalt Router

This tool will be used in our construction lab for a wide variety of projects. Students will be able to make their own moldings, trims and other decorative features out of recycled pallet wood in various construction projects.
Matt Lewinski
Introduction to Construction  •  Mishawaka High School

Date Requested: 9/28/2018
Date Needed: 10/5/18
WISH COST: $199.00
Reference #: MH08
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Headphones for Small Hands

As part of the SCM's technology plan, Liberty Elementary is receiving a cart of iPads for our K-2 students. Unfortunately, we do not have headphones available and none were purchased for students to use with the iPads. A classroom set of iPads would allow all students to participate only if headphones are available.
Karen Landis
K-2  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LI05
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Headphones for Small Hands

As part of the SCM's technology plan, Liberty Elementary is receiving a cart of iPads for our K-2 students. Unfortunately, we do not have headphones available and none were purchased for students to use with the iPads. A classroom set of iPads would allow all students to participate only if headphones are available.
Melissa Levy
K-2  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LI06
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Wireless mouses and earphones

This grant is for wireless mouses and earphones for kindergarten students to have ease in using technology.
Amber Brugh
Kindergarten  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $140.00
Reference #: BE12
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Wireless mouses and earphones

This grant is for wireless mouses and earphones for kindergarten students to have ease in using technology.
Nicole Brown
K-2  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $140.00
Reference #: BE13
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Wireless mouses and earphones

This grant is for wireless mouses and earphones for kindergarten students to have ease in using technology.
Rachel Bacewic
K-2  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 10/23/2018
Date Needed: 
WISH COST: $140.00
Reference #: BE14
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Vocabulary Building Games

My students are lacking in their vocabulary skills. I would like to buy some vocabulary building games/centers to help meet their needs. These centers will help improve their vocabulary, allow them to build their vocabulary at their level and help them become better students.
Emily Miller
4th Grade  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 11/7/2018
Date Needed: 1/7/2019
WISH COST: $37.00
Reference #: LA06
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Porter Cable Scroll Saw

18" Porter Cable Scroll Saw from Lowes. I have been piecing my scroll saws together for over a decade and the granted wish of a new scroll saw for my shop would be awesome. Thank you for the consideration.
Michael Stahly
Middle School/Industrial Technology  •  John Young Middle School

Date Requested: 12/21/18
Date Needed: 1/21/19
WISH COST: $199.00
Reference #: JY07
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Porter Cable Scroll Saw

18" Porter Cable Scroll Saw from Lowes. I have been piecing my scroll saws together for over a decade and the granted wish of a new scroll saw for my shop would be awesome. Thank you for the consideration.
Michael Stahly
Middle School/Industrial Technology  •  John Young Middle School

Date Requested: 12/21/18
Date Needed: 1/21/19
WISH COST: $199.00
Reference #: JY08
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Equipment for Exploratory Learning

My class is in need of more hands-on equipment for exploratory learning. Social and emotional development is enhanced through play while promoting a growth mindset. Primary age students need these experiences to grow academically and emotionally.
Shelly Sparrow
2nd Grade  •  Twin Branch Elementary School

Date Requested: 02/01/2019
Date Needed: 04/30/2019
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: TB05
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Electronic Math Facts Game

I would like to have my students practice their math facts in a fun, exciting way. I would like 6 sets of multiplication war cards, 6 sets of division war cards, 5 sets of additin/subtraction war cards and 5 electronic math fact games. Students will play math gacts games in order to practice. This will allow students to gain practice with their math facts but is much more interesting than just completing a match facts timed test.
Jessica Wolfe
3rd Grace  •  Emmons Elementary School

Date Requested: 02/05/2019
Date Needed: 06/05/2019
WISH COST: $171.39
Reference #: EM13
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Incubator

I would like to buy an incubator for our class to hatch chick eggs. Each year our class explores and investigates the chick life cycle and an incubator would help with this process. The students LOVE and look forward to this unit each year.
Kasey Schultheis
2nd Grade  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 2/4/2019
Date Needed: 04/08/2019
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: BE15
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Incubator

Every year we do study about the lifecycle of a chicken as a part of our science curriculum. I would like to get a Brinsea Egg Incubator to allow my students the incredible experience of watching chickens hatch.
Natalie Whitten
2nd Grade  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 2/5/2019
Date Needed: 4/1/19
WISH COST: $197.99
Reference #: BE16
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STEM Building Set

My students are very creative and hands on! They love anything that has to do with hands on building. Would like to have stem building sets! These sets will be incorporated into various subject areas as well. Students will write about what they are building or write instructions on how to build. Students will use math by predicting how many pieces needed, the shapes of the pieces, counting & problem solving. These sets will give my students endless opportunities to grow in learning and have FUN!
Tara Francis
2nd Grade  •  Hums Elementary School

Date Requested: 2/7/2019
Date Needed: 3/4/19
WISH COST: $156.36
Reference #: HU12
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Candy Bars

I would like to purchase $200 in a vairety of candy bars. These will be used as rewards for our math facts competitions that we hold for each grade level. We are holding these competitions as a way to reinforce our students mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The mastery of these skills will instill confidence in students and prepare them for future complexities in their studies.
Shelley Brandenburg, Principal
  •  Twin Branch Elementary School

Date Requested: 3/11/2019
Date Needed: 4/8/2019
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: TB06
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Calculators

I am trying to save to get a whole class set of TI-30XS calculators. I have 3 but not enough for a class of 30. $200 will at least get me 11 more calculators that they may be able to share. We will be using tables for the next unit and then probability and stats after than. It would be great to teach student how to set up a table with their calculator and be able to use it with real life problems.
Gina Wisler
Grade 9-10/Algebra 1 and 2  •  Mishawaka High School

Date Requested: 03/20/2019
Date Needed: 09/15/2018
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: MH09
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Adjustable Stool

Thrid graders are super active! Sitting for long periods of time can be difficult for many of them. We try to get up and move around as much as possible, but sometimes they sill need more movement. Adjustable stools are a great way for them to rock side to side or back and forth. The adjustable height allows all my students to sit comfortably!
Clare Holliday
3rd Grade  •  Hums Elementary School

Date Requested: 03/21/2019
Date Needed: 04/18/19
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: HU13
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Character Education

Over the past few years I have realized that my students need instruction on HOW to be kind, respectful and all the things I'm asking them to be. I found 10 units that support teachers in teaching and rewarding great character in the classroom. These units support classroom instruction by explicity teaching students what we expect from them. In the same way we provide direct instruction, activities and practice in math and reading, we should provide these same things for character education.
Chris Shaver
1st Grade  •  Hums Elementary School

Date Requested: 03/26/2019
Date Needed: 8/1/2019
WISH COST: $54.00
Reference #: HU14
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