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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.

Teachers and staff can make a wishlist request anytime during the year.

Books in Hands
Request from:  Lisa Custer – Grade 6 – Twin Branch Elementary School

Every year I ask the kids which books they would like to have in the classroom to read. The books on the list are the ones they have asked for. Having books the kids choose helps fire their desire to read!

Scholastic Books Website:
48Y1  The Last Kids on Earth Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse
49Y1 The Last Kids on Earth 5-pack
46Y1 The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road
47Y1  The Last Kids on Earth: June’s Wild Flight
19T1  Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1-15
49X1 I Survived #1-20
43Y1 I Survived the Galveston Hurricane 1900

Wish Amount: $200    Date Requested: 9/1/21      Reference #: TB12

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Block the Noise
Request from:  Stephanie Johnson – LaSalle Elementary School

Each year we receive a new class of students and we never know what their needs are. This year I have a few students who need help blocking out some noise. It may be while they are trying to work, in the cafeteria, when we practice drills in school, or if a thunderstorm is passing through. I am asking to be able to have a few noise cancelling headphones in my classroom for these few students to be successful.

Wish Amount: $50    Date Requested: 9/18/21      Reference #: LA11

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LEGO Writing Bricks
Request from:  Stephanie Johnson – LaSalle Elementary School

I am looking to add LEGO bricks to my current LEGO writing kits. My students have already been using these kits as they focus on a topic to write. They creatively build and then write about it. The many colors of the LEGOs and additional pieces have helped them tell about what they have built. It has come to my attention we need more pieces, specifically bricks.

Wish Amount: $200    Date Requested: 9/18/21      Reference #: LA12

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Kindness Club
Request from:  Amanda Hoke – 4th Grade – Emmons Elementary School

I am starting up a Kindness Club at Emmons and each month we will focus on a different act of kindness. For example: in December we will make ornaments for the Mishawaka Police department and in November we will make place mats to deliver to area nursing homes. I will need to purchase different items such as clear glass bulb ornaments, paint, greeting cards, ribbon, bulletin board kit, read aloud books geared for teaching kindness for my club, scrap book paper, flannel tie blankets and other supplies. Students will be meeting twice a month to create and execute projects each month to spread some kindness with in our building.

Wish Amount: $200    Date Requested: 9/18/21      Reference #: EM39

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Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit
Request from:  Nicole Heritz – Beiger Elementary School

The Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit will allow students to gain knowledge in phonics and pre-reading skills. Students will be able to work on letter formation, phonics skills, age-appropriate vocabulary, listening, social-emotional, and fine motor skills. Students will be able to use technology which will allow my kindergarten students to use critical thinking and problem solving skills. By implementing this activity, students will develop a love of learning.

Wish Amount: $199.93    Date Requested: 10/3/21      Reference #: BE23

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Sensory Pathways
Request from:  Bryan Waltz – Special Education – Emmons Elementary School

Placing sensory pathways in the halls will potentially benefit all students, with the greatest impact being in the primary grades and with students who have special needs. A sensory path, like Minds-in-Motion, provides help to those with challenges in their learning, behavior, movement, speech, and play by strengthening and balancing the vestibular systems, the leading contributor to balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement. Unlike Minds-in-Motion, the sensory pathways will not require equipment. Instead, they focus on directed movement activities. Because these pathways are in the hallway, teachers can guide their students through the paths as they transition from one school location to another, without taking from other instructional opportunities. The items requested with this grant are a combination of floor stickers for the hard flooring and poly-vinyl-nylon, which can be applied to carpet without causing damage. In addition, some of the resources will advance positive mindsets, literacy connections, and numeracy. I will be responsible for setting up these pathways and providing guidance to those who need it, and the resource will benefit my classes as well as others in the building.

Wish Amount: $171.87    Date Requested: 10/6/21      Reference #: EM40

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Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit
Request from:  Kelsey Went – Kindergarten – Beiger Elementary School

The Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit will allow students to gain knowledge in phonics and pre-reading skills. Students will be able to work on letter formation, phonics skills, age-appropriate vocabulary, listening, social-emotional, and fine motor skills. Students will be able to use technology which will allow my kindergarten students to use critical thinking and problem solving skills. By implementing this activity, students will develop a love of learning.

Wish Amount: $199.93    Date Requested: 10/8/21      Reference #: BE24

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Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit
Request from:  Amber Brugh – Kindergarten – Beiger Elementary School

The Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit will allow students to gain knowledge in phonics and pre-reading skills. Students will be able to work on letter formation, phonics skills, age-appropriate vocabulary, listening, social-emotional, and fine motor skills. Students will be able to use technology which will allow my kindergarten students to use critical thinking and problem solving skills. By implementing this activity, students will develop a love of learning.

Wish Amount: $199.93    Date Requested: 10/8/21      Reference #: BE25

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Counter Top Portable Ice Maker
Request from:  Shelly Murphy – Secretary – Liberty Elementary School

I am requesting this item on behalf of our entire student body. Many times our school nurse does not have ice readily available to give out to students whom have been injured or are suffering from a headache, bug bite etc. The small freezer in the nurse’s office cannot always keep up with the demand each day.

Wish Amount: $175.00    Date Requested: 10/8/21      Reference #: LI50

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Plastic Magazine File Boxes
Request from:  Stephanie Cowman – Intervention – LaSalle Elementary School

LaSalle has expanded their Read 180/S44 groups.  Time is limited with these intervention groups, so organization is vital to optimize learning time.
These magazine boxes will create organization so students can come into the room, grab their materials, and get to work.  Plastic magazine boxes will be more durable than the cheaper cardboard version, so they’ll last longer.

Wish Amount: $190.00    Date Requested: 10/11/21      Reference #: LA13

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Spellgator
Request from:  Lisa Kelly – 4th Grade – Emmons Elementary School

Some of my students are missing basic phonics skills due to virtual learning and Covid. These activities will provide students with the skills including phonics, CVC, vowels, diagraphs and blends. The hands-on activities will be used during literacy centers which will help develop sight-reading vocabulary, spelling, word association, building sight words, and matching.

Wish Amount: $195.00    Date Requested: 12/1/21      Reference #: EM41

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Moby Max
Request from:  Lisa Kelly – 4th Grade – Emmons Elementary School

Students need extra resources, especially for math and language arts.  Moby Max offers many subjects whether it’s for remediation or enrichment.  SCM did not renew the subscription this year.  However, this year is more important than ever..  The activities help improve the students academic levels and provide meaningful data for teachers. For teachers paying out of pocket, the cost is $14.99 per month.  I am requesting January-May for my class for $75.

Wish Amount: $75.00    Date Requested: 12/1/21      Reference #: EM42

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Seat Sacks
Request from: Candace Lafferty – LaSalle Elementary School

My students have many supplies such as books, crayons, papers, pencils, etc. Using tables in kindergarten is what works best for the classroom, however, the downfall of that is that we have no storage for students. I have used my own money to purchase seat sacks from the dollar tree and unfortunately they have fallen apart rather quickly. I am having to staple or re-sew them very frequently as they are not sturdy enough to hold all of our supplies. I would love to buy some new ones that are better quality that will last for more than one year. It would be so great for students to have somewhere to store their belongings that is going to be reliable and trustworthy.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 02/11/2022      Reference #: LA14

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Potting Flowers and Plants
Request from: Jessica Wolfe – 3rd Grade – Emmons Elementary School

I would like to see bright plants and flowers outside our school building.  Right now, the outside of our building is dreary and dark.  Brightening up the outside of our building will make students excited to come to school.  In addition, it will help promote pride and responsibility in students since they can help with taking care of the plants.

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 03/15/2022      Reference #: EM43

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Outreach to Teach
Request from: Cara Patton – Emmons Elementary School

Emmons School is so lucky! We won the Outreach to Teach Makeover through ISEA and ISTA. Most of  our items are being donated to our building, but we still need funding for other things. I ordered several motivational items for school hallways. We need  EAGLE material, rugs, quotes, cling ons, and other goodies to spruce up our school. We are super excited over here on the south end of Mishawaka. Thank you in advance for your help with much needed items. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!

Wish Amount: $130.00    Date Requested: 03/21/2022      Reference #: EM44

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Outreach to Teach
Request from: Cynthia Hesch – Emmons Elementary School

Emmons School has been awarded a school-wide makeover day with the OutReach 2 Teach program from ISEA/ISTA.   Several people from all over the state will be at Emmons on April 9th to volunteer for building updates.  The students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grade will be painting thank you rocks for the volunteers.   Due to the high volume of high rocks that need to be painted, we would appreciate help with funding for the rocks and acrylic paints.  Thanks so much for considering this wish:)

Wish Amount: $80.00    Date Requested: 03/21/2022      Reference #: EM45

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Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Request from: Sarah Barthel, 5th Grade – Beiger Elementary School

Our class needs a class set of Woods Runner for our novel study. This is a wonderful book to use during our study of the Revolutionary War!

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 04/19/2022      Reference #: BE25

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Read Alouds 
Request from: Tara Francis – Hums Elementary School

We are looking to grow our classroom library! One of the most important factors in getting kids to read is getting books in their hands! We would like to purchase books for our classroom for read-alouds and for independent reading time. These books will be openly available for the students to read throughout the day!

Some titles include: Click, Clack, Goodnight; Norman One Amazing Goldfish; Not You Typical Dragon; Fruit Bowl; Cat Problems; The Ways to Hear Snow

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 04/21/2022      Reference #: HU27

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Seating Around the Room
Request from: Tara Francis – Hums Elementary School

In our class, we do a lot of partner/group work in which the students work around the room. I like to provide them with various seating options while they work. We have a great start, but a few of our options are in need of replacement as they get so much use

Wish Amount: $200.00    Date Requested: 04/28/2022      Reference #: HU28

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