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Mrs. Kefalis from Roxbury MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

4th Grade Materials for Success!

Help me give my students the materials they need to succeed. The whiteboard and table will help us work with small groups. The other materials will help us set up our classroom for our upcoming 2019-2020 4th grade!

  • $1,247 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

From the minute my students walk into the classroom, my goal is to create a positive environment. I have a student population with a vast range of needs. I have students that struggle academically, emotionally and behaviorally. We are a diverse bunch and we value that diversity.

We focus on having a growth mindset!

We focus on the good and the hard work. We see the power in the struggle. We understand that when something is tough for our brains it only helps our brains grow!

Despite the challenges, in and out of the classroom, I have high expectations for my students. We need to work together and learn from one another to be successful! Things that help us thrive are flexible seating, small groups and positive reinforcement.

My Project

These materials will help organize our classroom for the upcoming school year.

By donating to our project you will help every student have the materials they need to be successful.

Our new whiteboard and table will help facilitate small groups in all subject areas. The math manipulatives will help students' conceptual knowledge in math. The other classroom materials will help us make tools and materials accessible to students so that they can take agency for their own learning.

These basic materials will help us teachers organize our classroom for the variety of needs that are coming into our fourth grade. We will be using the materials to create alternative areas for small groups to learn to provide more targeted support.

Mrs. Kefalis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quartet Porcelain Whiteboard, Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 4' x 10', Aluminum Frame (PPA410) • Amazon Business $457.36 1 $457.36
NPS 18" x 72" Heavy Duty Seminar Folding Table, Speckled Gray, 700 lb Capacity • Amazon Business $69.72 1 $69.72
Akro-Mils 10126 26 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 10-1/4-Inch by 6-3/8-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $21.56 3 $64.68
Primica Broom and Dustpan Set - Self-Cleaning Broom Bristles - Ideal Kitchen, Home and Lobby Broom and Dustpan Combo - Premium Brush, Wisp and Dust Cleaner • Amazon Business $23.97 2 $47.94
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, Teal, 24" x 12', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $8.89 4 $35.56
IRIS 6-Drawer Scrapbook Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $34.63 1 $34.63
EssentialMate Magnetic Pen Holder - Magnetic Organizer for Refrigerator, Office Organization, Locker Accessories - 3 Storage Compartments & 12 Strong Magnets • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Ticonderoga Pre-Sharpened #2 Pencil with Eraser, Pack of 72 • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
IRIS USA, Inc. TB-42 Stackable Clear Storage Box, 6 Pack, 12 Qt, Stack and Pull • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Hole Puncher, SmartTouch, 45 Sheet Punch Capacity, Low Force, Black/Gray (74136) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.70 3 $26.10
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16 Pack • Amazon Business $12.03 2 $24.06
PAC37016 - Pacon Bordette Decorative Border, White - 2.25 Inch x 50 Ft • Amazon Business $6.83 3 $20.49
XFasten Extra Strength Double-Sided Tape, White, 3/4-Inch x 15-Yard (Pack of 3) - Extra Sticky for Heavy Duty Bonding (15 Yards per Roll) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Charles Leonard Magnetic Pockets, 9-1/2W x 11-3/4H Inches, 4 Assorted Colors, 4 Pack (26400) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 ZEH-10 Erasers (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Tru-Ray Heavyweight Construction Paper, Cool Assorted, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $5.57 2 $11.14
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Teacher Created Resources Lime Classic Font 4-Inch Letters Uppercase Pack (5383) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.46 4 $9.84
Teacher Created Resources White Classic Font 4-Inch Letters Uppercase Pack (5382) • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Teacher Created Resources Aqua Classic Font 4-Inch Letters Uppercase Pack (5385) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Avery Address Labels with Sure Feed for Laser Printers, 1" x 2-5/8", 750 Labels – Great for FBA Labels (5260), White • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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