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Ms. Maderos from Stockton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Graders Take Over the World!

My students need literature, art and the ability to have an organized environment.

  • $527 goal

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My Students

Welcome to Room 20! I have the absolute best students. I am the fifth grade ELA teacher for 60 amazing kids. My students are resilient, witty and full of fun. My students also face incredible challenges both academically and socially. Our school is a Title 1 location that has 100% free lunch. Many of my students are English Language Learners and feel pressures of poverty at home. This does not stop them! When they are in my classroom, we try to let go of the outside influences and let learning take the lead!

Our classroom morale can be summed up into four words: communication, collaboration, creativity and perseverance.

We are apart of an institution which believes restorative practices with a sense of community. We also believe in creating college and career ready students.

My Project

For this project, we are focusing on adding current, short sources of reading. Several of my students have reading levels below grade level. I have found that offering magazines really supports reading as a fun activity rather than a task. Magazines have both short and long articles and stories, as well as fun topics that are both educational and keep students in the loop of current events. I have added several magazine subscriptions such as TIME for kids, National Geographic for kids, Popular Mechanics, Sports Illustrsted for kids. Additionally, we will be doing an exercise called, “flashlight Friday”, where students will be able to read in the dark. This is a fun and engaging time where students will use Everbrite flashlights.

Also, having a compact classroom has it's struggles.

Many students feel cramped. As growing boys and girls we need a cubbie system to help students feel like they have their own space where their belongings can be safe. We will use the cube storage organizer as our cubbies!

Lastly, students crave the ability to be able to express themselves. I have requested Crayola paint brushes, 3 oz disposable cups and tempura paints for various art projects throughout the year. Art unfortunately is not funded by the district and, therefore, we are hoping to teach self expression through painting.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TomCare Cube Storage 6-Cube Closet Organizer Storage Shelves Cubes Organizer DIY Plastic Closet Cabinet Modular Book Shelf Organizing Storage Shelving for Bedroom Living Room Office, Black • Amazon Business $25.21 5 $126.05
EverBrite 9-LED Flashlight 6-pack Impact Handheld Torch Assorted Colors with Lanyard 3AAA Battery Included (Camping, Hiking, Emergency, Hunting) • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
TIME For Kids - 5-6 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00
Sports Illustrated Kids • Amazon Business $31.95 1 $31.95
Crayola Bulk Paint Brushes, 36ct Classpack, Brush Set, Great for Kids • Amazon Business $27.01 1 $27.01
Boys' Life • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Girls' Life • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16 oz, Pack of 6 . • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
National Geographic Kids • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Popular Mechanics • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Settings 3 Oz. Disposable Plastic Cups (100 CT) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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