Teachers seek donations for classroom materials
by Paisley Boston
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Penni Morgan, Kelesy McKennon and Beth Hardman are teachers at B.L. Academy, who are trying to raise money for learning material for their classrooms.
Penni Morgan, Kelesy McKennon and Beth Hardman are teachers at B.L. Academy, who are trying to raise money for learning material for their classrooms.
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"Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. We need books in our room," is Beth Hardman’s catch phrase for her fundraiser learning material in her classroom.

Hardman and two other teachers at B.L Bell Academy are seeking donations through DonorsChoose.org.

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on their Website and individuals can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.

The projects remain on the Website for four months and the donations are tax deductible.

The three teachers seeking donations are Kelsey Mckennon, Penni Morgan and Hardman.

Hardman teaches kindergarten in a self-contained classroom of 25 students and is seeking donations to get reading books for her classroom.

"We want children to learn to read and once we have taught them to read, we need books for them to read."

Her goal is set at $354 and she needs $285 dollars to reach her goal.

"If my project does not get fully funded, I will just go in and finish funding it," said Hardman.

McKennon is a third grade teacher who is seeking funding for exercise balls.

"A common problem in classrooms today is trying to keep students' attention and focus,” she said.

“Research shows that replacing the hard, metal chairs with exercise balls can benefit the students in many different ways. The exercise balls help improve the students' posture, concentration and attention," said McKennon.

Her goal is set at $750 and she needs $610 to meet her goal.

Math Specialist Morgan is seeking donations for fictional books that are based on math.

"We want kids to see that math can be fun,” she said. “I want to use these resources to boost mathematics motivation in the classroom.

“By reading fictional texts which incorporate the fun skills of math, I hope to peak students interests with particular math topics giving them a reason to do math," said Morgan.

The deadline for donations is Sept. 29.

To donate to the teachers, visit www.DonorsChoose.org or contact Morgan at 662-843-4572.