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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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Who Was/What Is

I would like to update my classroom library with the "Who Was" and "What Is" books. My students will relate to the non-fiction books because they are about popular historical figures, sports icons, and wonderful places in the US. There are over 50 "Who Was books in the series. We could use these biographies as read alouds across the curriculum in Science, Social Studies and Reading. Please consider fulfilling this wish to bring books of interest to the classroom!
Amanda Hoke
4th Grade  •  Liberty Elementary School

Date Requested: 7/28/19
Date Needed: 9/1/19
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LI07
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Otto Storage Stools

The purpose of this request is for Otto Storage Stools. The Otto Storage Stools are multi functional, lightweight yet very sturdy. They are practical and affordable for the classroom. The stools will give students a practical seat or side table as well as providing storage for the MANY items we all have in our classroom. The Otto Storage Stools would fit perfectly into my classroom.
Kasey Schultheis
2nd Grade  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 7/29/19
Date Needed: 12/20/19
WISH COST: $180.00
Reference #: BE18
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Flexible Seating

I would like my kids to have a choice in where they want to sit when they work. I believe when kids are comfortable they will work harder and produce better work. My wish would include 2 Stansport Go Anywhere Chairs at $35.49 each; 4 ECR4Kids, The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Tables at $25 per stand and REEHUT Zafu Yoga Meditation Cushion, Round Meditation Pillow Filled with Buckwheat, Zippered Organic Cotton Cover, Machine Washable at $23.99.
Karen Demske
1st Grade  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 7/29/19
Date Needed: 12/1/19
WISH COST: $197.97
Reference #: BE17
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Whiteboards and Accessories

I would like to request a class set of whiteboards, erasers and storage containers for use in my classroom. These are a great tool to use for a range of subjects from diagramming sentences in language arts to practicing math problems. I have been borrowing a set and now find that I need my own. We use them weekly and the students really enjoy using them.
Kate Fulnecky
3rd Grade  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/13/19
Date Needed: 8/23/19
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LA07
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Wobble Stools

I would like to add some wobble stools to my flexible seating arrangements. By giving students a choice in how they learn & where they learn gives them added ownership in what they are working on. I chose these wobble seats to help my students get rid of extra energy. Instead of having to always remind my students to be safe in their chairs & watch people around them this will offer a safe solution. Moving around on the stools provides higher oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow & core strength.
Kate Fulnecky
3rd Grade  •  LaSalle Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/13/19
Date Needed: 8/23/19
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: LA08
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Area Rug & Stools

I would like to purchase an area rug to make a comfy space for read alouds and community circle. I would also like to purchase fun stools to help with our flexible seating! The kids love the stools and they help students find their best working space!
Elizabeth Campbell
Kindergarten  •  Twin Branch

Date Requested: 8/14/19
Date Needed: 12/18/19
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: TB08
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STEM building materials

My kindergarten students love to build and create! I would like to add some STEM building materials to my classroom. I would like to get materials such as magnatiles, bristle blocks, interlocking straws, building planks and construction builders.
Amber Koszyk
Kindergarten  •  Emmons Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/18/19
Date Needed: 12/1/19
WISH COST: $130.00
Reference #: EM17
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Incentive Gifts

As part of our positive incentive program at our school, grade K-2 teacher give out Gold Slips to students "caught" doing the right thing & making good choices. Each week, each primary teacher pulls out a Gold Slip winner from our buckets & students are recognized over the intercom & are allowed to choose a small prize from the prize box located in the office. Most prizes are purchased directly by the teachers. If I am granted this wish, I will use the money to purchase bulk prizes.
Christine DeClark
1st Grade  •  Emmons Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/20/2019
Date Needed: 1/6/2020
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: EM18
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Positive Behavior

This year PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) was revamped. Our teachers give out Eagle Dollars to students "caught" dong the right thing and making good choices. Every other week, the Eagle Cart comes around for students to shop. The Eagle Cart contains fun prizes sutdents can purchase with their Eagle Dollars. Most prizes are purchased by teachers personally. It would be wonderful to alleviate some of this burden. Kids love earning and spending their Eagle Dollars
Jessica Wolfe
3rd Grade  •  Emmons Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/20/19
Date Needed: 8/31/20
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: EM19
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Flexible Seating

Sitting still is hard to do! I wan to increase the amount of flexible seating options available to my 6th graders to not only aide in their focus but also their need to be moving. The stability ball chairs are a popular choice among my students and they would like more!
Brandi Powell
6th Grade  •  Hums Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/27/19
Date Needed: 5/31/20
WISH COST: $200.00
Reference #: HU15
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Projector Desk

The current deskthat my projector is on is outdated and not set up to fully serve my classroom. This desk would allow me to put my projector in a higher place while still having room for my document camera. We also have a new Ipad stand that will work perfectly on this! The set up we have right now is just not working to best serve and enrich my students' lives.
Clare Johnson
5th Grade Social Studies and Writing  •  Beiger Elementary School

Date Requested: 8/29/19
Date Needed: 12/20/19
WISH COST: $58.57
Reference #: BE19
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Conversation in French

Students need to speak the language daily to improve. Ideas to encourage can be found in the books I requested. They will help students speak French in class from the beginning to the end of the 85 minute block schedule here at MHS. The “Lights and Sounds Buzzer” will help create excitement as I have them speak French through debates and contests. They love to compete!
Cheryl Herman
Level 1-4 French  •  Mishawaka High School

Date Requested: 09/03/19
Date Needed: 11/11/19
WISH COST: $188.69
Reference #: MH13
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The Hunt for the Forgotton Tomb

The Hunt for the Forgotten Tomb is a fantastic and age appropriate hand crafted experience that allows the students an opportunity to deep dive into the role of an Egyptologist. The experience is tailored to test student's ability to analyze and critically think about informative text and "primary" sources in an exciting and novel way. In addition the experience can be reused with classes each year.
Thomas Wicker
7th Grade Social Studies  •  John Young Middle School

Date Requested: 9/12/19
Date Needed: 9/1/20
WISH COST: $199.99
Reference #: JY10
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