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Ms. Carter from Detroit MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Grade Organization

Help me give my students an organized classroom setting and supplies to kick off first grade.

  • $673 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our city is one of the most poverty-stricken cities in our nation. The students in my school face many challenges at home and in their community, which influences their attitude before they even walk in the door.

No amount of blight, unreliable public transportation, or pothole infested road can stop our students and their families from moving forward and ensuring they are at school.

Determination like this reminds us to be connected with the reality of our students and to reach them to teach them. They deserve every resource available to ensure they succeed.

My Project

First grade is a fun and exciting time for parents, teachers, and students! Some students never attended kindergarten so for some, it will be their first day in a school. Creating a classroom environment that is welcoming and in order is pretty important.

Equipping our classroom with materials that promote organization and routines, allows any classroom to run like a well-oiled machine and makes students feel secure.

Primary grades are the prime grades for teaching independence. Having solid colored trays, caddies, and bins will allow my scholars to take ownership of their work and classroom utensils because everything will have a place. The caddies will be filled with classroom supplies such as pencils, crayons, glue sticks and scissors teaching students to share and take care or their materials.

Reading and writing skills are essential and modeling the expectation is important! The magnetic writing pages will allow me to show my students what their work should look like so that they are set up for success. The border will allow me to create sections on my classroom wall to hang charts and other resources by subject, making it easy for my students to locate information when they need a reference.

Ms. Carter
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classpack Crayons, 800/Box (52-8016) • Staples Advantage $63.46 1 $63.46
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 96/Pack (13872) • Staples Advantage $25.39 2 $50.78
JJ877 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT730X - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • Staples Advantage $22.02 2 $44.04
TT305X - Neon Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $37.86 1 $37.86
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP589 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Organization Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP580 - Giant Magnetic Early Writing Page • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
STE91408 - Silver Sparkle Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
SCD108381 - Galaxy Constellations Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
STE91413 - Blue Sparkle Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
TT192BY - Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray - Bright Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BO - Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray - Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192GB - Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BB - Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BL - Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BP - Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray - Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
STD5610 - Confetti Gold Polka Dot Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
STE91352 - World Flags Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
STD7395 - Confetti Magnetic Boy’s Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.49 1 $3.49
STD7396 - Confetti Magnetic Girl’s Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.49 1 $3.49
STD7357 - Home Sweet Classroom Magnetic Student Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.49 1 $3.49

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