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Ms. Traczek from Lanai City HI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Grade Classroom Needs Some Aloha

Help me give my students a classroom filled with supplies such as STEM materials, paint brushes, and durable headphones for computers, so they can learn, experience, and make life connections to grow into well-rounded, responsible citizens.

  • $501 goal

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My Students

I am an educator at a small, public school on the private island of Lana'i in beautiful Hawaii. I have a diversity of 20 students in my classroom. They are very friendly and helpful as well as curious, enthusiastic, and creative. I want to provide my students with an education & environment that will allow them to be creative, inquisitive and drive a passionate for learning. This is challenging to create and education and environment that supports my dream when we are all living on a rock in the middle of the pacific ocean!

My Project

Lana'i Elementary HighSchool is the only K12 public school located on the small, private island of Lana'i in the beautiful Hawaii. Like most schools, Lana’i Elementary is extremely underfunded, making it challenging to get the daily supplies and materials we need. Each classroom is provided with desks, chairs, and a few shelves with a few old books. Other than the students' personal supplies, all other materials/ tools are left up to the teacher to purchase and provide for each student.

We live in a very unique community.

Our island is very limited to resources. The closest store to purchase school supplies is located on the next island over, Maui, which requires expensive transportation via the boat or an airplane. Imagine that this process makes it extremely challenging for parents and teachers to get the basic materials/tools for their students to use so they are able to learn, grow and become most successful in their academics.

By donating to our project, the students will benefit by having a learning environment with proper supplies/tools available for their use such as the Sharp Tank pencil sharpener, flash drives, and headphones, but you will also help make the most of our academic lessons/projects which leads to increased student achievement and opportunities!

Teachers are responsible to teach art in their classrooms. Common craft materials such as colored copy paper, clear tape, white out and sticky notes often need to be replaced. This donation will provide enough supplies for everyone! A classroom full of 6 and 7 year old students need DURABLE materials and tools to last throughout the wear and tear of their first grade adventures! Laminating projects, water proof name tags, and strong, plastic homework folders are highly recommended supplies teachers buy annually so ensure the materials last.

Ms. Traczek
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidRox RS4 Kids Headphones 85dB Volume Limited Adjustable and Safe Hearing Protection Tangle Free Wired On-Ear Earphones for Children Toddler Boys Girls (Black/Red) • Amazon Business $10.79 8 $86.32
C-Line Classroom Connector School-to-Home Folders, Blue, 25 per Box (32005) • Amazon Business $37.23 1 $37.23
5 X MOSDART 8GB USB2.0 Flash Drive Swivel Bulk Thumb Drives Memory Sticks Jump Drive Zip Drive with Led Indicator,Black/Blue/Red/White/Green(8GB,5pack Mix Color) • Amazon Business $16.55 2 $33.10
Scotch Magic Tape, Writeable, Matte Finish, Photo-Safe, Engineered for Repairing, Great for Gift Wrapping, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $10.34 3 $31.02
Lysol - Disinfecting Wipes - 6x80ct - Brighter Horizon - Country Scent - Disinfectant - Cleaning - Sanitizing • Amazon Business $27.88 1 $27.88
Skoolzy STEM Toys Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old with Travel Tote, • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 3 Ream Case (1,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Command Medium Designer Hooks, White, 9-Hooks, 12 Strips (GP081-9NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
(40 Pack) Extra Large Magic Cleaning Eraser Sponge - 2X Thick, 2X Longer Lasting Melamine Sponges in Bulk - Multi Surface Power Scrubber Foam Pads - Bathtub, Floor, Baseboard, Bathroom, Wall Cleaner • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
50 Pcs Flat Paint Brushes Set with Synthetic Hair, Short Plastic Handle, Small Brush Bulk Kit, Acrylic Oil Watercolor Fine Art Painting for Kids, Children, Students, Starter Value Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 inches x 800 inches, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, 1.5 inch Core (142-6) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Bioexcel Sticky Notes 3x3, Bright Colorful Stickies, 12 Pads 1200 Sheets Total, Strong Sticking Memo Pads, 6 Colors (Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, Rose) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AmazonBasics File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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