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Ms. Kraus from Minneapolis MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

4th-Grade Classroom Seeks Supplies!

Help me give my students supplies, a carpet, and organizational tools to improve our classroom.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are new to me this year and I am new to them. This is my first year at my new school and I got to meet some of their shiny, bright faces at Back to School Night recently. They all bring their own energy and knowledge to the classroom, and I can't wait to build on those strengths and see what they can do!

My students need to feel loved and supported in our classroom and making our space a welcoming environment goes a long way in building student/teacher relationships.

The more organized and comfortable our classroom space is, the better I can teach my students so that they can learn each day.

A lot of my students come from really tough backgrounds, and school is one of their safe places where they can be themselves and know that they are loved. I want to value each of my students for who they are and what they bring to the world, which is a lot of energy, passion, and (as all 4th-grade teachers know) a whole lot of humor.

My Project

With these materials, my students will be able to learn in an organized and comforting classroom. Each of these items will be valued and appreciated by everyone in our class.

My students deserve a full, colorful, happy classroom to enter!

The art supplies will help them to create visual representations of what they are reading and writing about. The USA carpet will serve as both a place for reading and a visual representation during our US Revolution unit. The organizational bins will maximize our time together and keep things tidy. The flex bands will help those babies that need some more movement in their day in order to learn.

Ms. Kraus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral Notebook, Wide Ruled, 1 Subject, 70 Sheets, 24 PACK • Amazon Business $31.49 2 $62.98
Kids Rug USA Map Area Rug 5' x 7' Children Area Rug for Playroom & Nursery - Non Skid Gel Backing (59" x 82") • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Classroom Keepers 30-Slot Mailbox, Blue (001318) • Amazon Business $43.10 1 $43.10
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $40.54 1 $40.54
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $31.97 1 $31.97
Post-it Tabs, 2 in, Solid, Assorted Colors, Sticks Securely, Removes Cleanly, Great for Binders, Notebooks and File Folders, 6 Tabs/Color, 5 Colors, 30 Tabs/Pack, (686-ROYGB) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
Fidget Bands for Classroom Chairs - Affordable Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Option for Kids - Perfect for Kids with Fidgety Feet, Wiggles, and Sensory Needs - Lakiband by LakiKid (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $25.97 1 $25.97
[12 Pack]Dry Erase Markers, DealKits Low-Odor Assorted Colors Washable Whiteboard Markers Bulk for Kids, Classrooms Office Home Glassboard Dry Erase White Board Mirror Activity Workbook - Chisel Tip • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Pacon Lightweight Super Value Construction Paper 6555, 9" x 12", 10 Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Teacher Created Resources Home Sweet Classroom Calendar Bulletin Board (TCR8855) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes, Phonics Toy, 6 Colored Foam Cubes, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright Pockets (92060) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Fun Rug FT-98 1929 Fun Time Reading Time • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
New Magnetic Magnet Squares 100pcs Self Adhesive Magnetic Magnet Dots with 3M Adhesive Backing for Walls, Boards, Refrigerator, Crafts, Storage, DIY, Home, Garage, Displays & Displates [20mm x 20mm] • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Creative Teaching Press 10-Inch Jumbo Designer Cut-Outs, Cupcakes (5938) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Common Core Language Arts 4 Today, Grade 4: Daily Skill Practice (Common Core 4 Today) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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