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Mr. Costa from New York NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Easel Is A Great Teaching Tool!

My students need an easel to present their projects and meet their writing needs.

  • $350 goal

This project expired on May 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a high poverty/low-income school district, my students are faced with a multitude of problems in and out of the classroom. Even though my students face many challenges, they still manage to enter the classroom with a smile everyday. As a teacher, I look to keep school as consistent and simple as possible and provide a caring classroom community where students receive meaningful learning experiences.

My students love to read, write and jump at the opportunity to show their work.

Many of my students are raised in single parent households and all receive free lunch based on socioeconomic status. Even though these are things that would ordinarily prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the experiences that many people consider "normal", my students have the advantage of living in a big city with lots of learning experiences. I always focus my teaching on the potential that my students have within them, and fill the day with joy and rigor. Although I cannot control the countless hardships my students face at home, I always do my best to lift their spirits and have a joyful school experience!

My Project

The easel that I am requesting has two dry erase boards, is magnetic and has rings for chart paper. Having a two sided easel with magnetic dry erase boards will be an amazing teaching tool. I can prepare multiple activities and provide students with the opportunity to work on various tasks. One of the most important elements of the easel is that it is magnetic. We will do a lot of word work with magnetic letters and it is crucial to have a place to use them on. The easel will also allow me to easily display and read big books to students. Big books are used to teach various lessons and having them on the easel, will just make them easier to use. The wheels are an added benefit of the easel. The wheels make it easy for me and my co-teacher to pull small groups and meet with students in different areas in the classroom. The easel will meet all of our teaching needs. I need an easel that will hold the materials that I use on a daily basis, provide a space for the magnetic letters and be a writing tool. My students will greatly benefit from this easel because it will help us prepare for our school day and we will not lose time looking for materials. Thank you for your support in providing my students with the best learning environment.

Mr. Costa
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sprogs SPG-051-SO Mobile Preschool Dry Erase Flannel Easel,4 Locking Casters, Blue. • Amazon Business $263.05 1 $263.05

Materials cost

$263.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.41

Total project goal

$349.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.41

12 Donors

-$319.41

Donations toward project cost

-$297.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.00

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$0.00

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