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Ms. Clements from Seaside CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Year in 4th Grade

My students need to learn in a positive, energetic and fun environment. This includes scaffolding and manipulative materials for guided reading and math centers. (handheld technology, game buzzers, various dice, bulletin board options and writing utensils)

  • $975 goal

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My Students

My students are eager and ready to learn! They need the resources to provide them individual learning opportunities in order for them to succeed. They thrive in a positive learning environment that sparks their creativity and powers their drive for learning. Student engagement is crucial in supporting all students and their learning styles. As a first year teacher I strive to create this classroom for them and need assistance with the cost of materials and resources. My goal is to encourage them to be lifelong learners!

My Project

These materials will make a huge difference in the feel of the classroom that 25 students will spend all year in. A positive and welcoming environment will allow the students to feel safe and build community within the classroom. Students will increase their literacy and math skill as they learn with pocket charts for word sorting, reading comprehension cubes for partner work, multiple forms of dice for math center games, various writing utensils for paper and whiteboards. Materials that will be used on a daily basis by all students. These materials will help students improve their reading skills, writing skills and math skills. More specifically, their comprehension of various types of text, informational, narrative, etc. and multiplication, division, fractions and geometry mathematical strategies. These math activities also improve student's social skills by creating opportunities for them to cooperatively work together while playing an interactive game. Students will be able to read books and use interactive reading apps on the Amazon Fire tablets. The tablets will allow students to access extended reading curriculum opportunities as well as play math games online. The printer will allow me to provide color prints of math games to the students instead of just seeing black and white photo copies. Also, it will provide immediate printing to with of student work. The dice, decks of cards and marker pieces help facilitate math games for students in a variety of areas including, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The Prime board game is important to assist in teaching fractions to students. These are great centers that students can do on a daily basis independently or with a partner.

These materials will improve student's success and engagement in guided reading and math centers.

It will provide additional support to struggling students and boost their confidence in a safe learning environment.

Ms. Clements
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire - 7'- Tablet - 8GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Black • Best Buy Education $52.99 2 $105.98
Canon PIXMA MX492, Wireless All-In-One Small Printer with Canon PG-245 Black Cartridge • Amazon Business $67.98 1 $67.98
Math for Love Prime Climb • Amazon Business $29.45 1 $29.45
Amazon - Kid-Proof Case for Amazon Fire 7 (7th Generation, 2017 Release) - Pink • Best Buy Education $27.06 1 $27.06
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $27.03 1 $27.03
Dry Erase Lapboards, UnityStar 15-Pack 9 x 12 inches Dry Erase Lap Board Portable Classroom Whiteboard for Students Teachers Kids Writing Drawing, Single-Sided,0.4LBS/Each • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.59 2 $23.18
Amazon - Kid-Proof Case for Amazon Fire 7 (7th Generation, 2017 Release) - Blue • Best Buy Education $21.75 1 $21.75
Smead Economy Two-Pocket File Folder, Up to 100 Sheets, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 50 per Carton (87863) • Amazon Business $19.26 1 $19.26
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Burlap 14 Pocket Chart (13" x 34") • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
8 Color Flip Chart Marker Set - Low Odor - (Black, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Purple, Brown) • Amazon Business $15.02 1 $15.02
Push Pin Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Tiergrade 60 Pack 7 Assorted Color Strong Magnets, Use at Home School Classroom and Office Magnets, Magnets for Refrigerator Dry Erase Board and Whiteboard Magnets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DEBRADALE DESIGNS - Small Blank Colored Index Cards - 3-1/2" x 2" Inches - 5 Colors - 1,000 Cards - BONUS Storage Dispenser Box With Attached Lid & Velcro Closure - Product Made Entirely in the U.S.A. • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Standard Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Teacher Created Resources Teal Moroccan Magnetic Strips (77146) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Fadeless Design Rolls Weathered Wood - 48 inch x 12 feet • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Color Card Stock Paper, 8.5" x 11", 50 Sheets Per Pack - White • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
cAoku New Digital Kitchen/Bathroom Timer | Unique Colored Clock in Silicon Case | Large Digital, Loud Alarm Timer with Magnetic Backing & Stand | LCD Digital, Countup, Countdown Pink • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Confetti Clingy Thingies Labels • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Resources Super Strong Magnetic Hooks, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Kidsco 12-Decks Playing Cards - Blue And Red Printed Box Individual Packing For Party Favors, Christmas Gifts, Boys, Girls And Adults Texas, Blackjack And More - By • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
25 Count Assorted Pack of 10 Sided Dice - Multi Colored Assortment of D10 Polyhedral Dice • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sharpie Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
50 6-Sided Dice | 16mm | 5 Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teacher Created Resources Polka Dots Magnetic Labels (20650) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Carson-Dellosa Teal Border (108211) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Hibery 16 Pack Magnetic Dry Whiteboard Eraser Square with Wave Edge - Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser for Home, Office and School Classroom - Blue • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
2.2" Emoji Stress Balls Stress Reliver, Stress Relief Toys For ADD / ADHD Stretch Ball Sensory Fidget Toy (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
AmazonBasics Clear Sheet Protectors - Letter Size (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Heavy Duty Mini Silver Refrigerator Magnet Hook Clips for Photo Displays, Hanging Home Decoration, Arts & Crafts, Office Organizing (8 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Honbay 80pcs Multi-Color Plastic Pawns Pieces for Board Games, Tabletop Markers Component • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Mattel Games UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Carson-Dellosa Black and White Dots Border (108220) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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