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Mrs. Hunter from White Oak TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fresh Start for a New Year!

Help me give my students lap desks, decorations, and supplies for the start of a brand new school year!

  • $307 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2021.

This project expired on September 8, 2021.

My Students

My math classroom is located in a small rural East Texas city, and our public school is the very heart of our town. We are a Title I school where about one-third of our students are on free or reduced lunch. The students entering 4th grade are in the intermediate school, and they are usually very excited (and nervous) about the new environment and the new experiences it brings.

I firmly believe in our district motto: We believe in ALL students, ALL the time!

In my classroom, I encourage students to explore and search for ways to solve problems--not only in math, but in their daily life experiences. They come to me on various academic levels, and my goal for them is not only to show a progression in their learning, but for them to also feel successful and to take ownership and pride in their learning.

My Project

The items that I am requesting for this project will help to reinforce the concept of team/family in our classroom through participation in the school-wide "beach/tropical/ocean" theme.

It is important for my students to feel comfortable in an atmosphere where they spend the majority of their day.

Decorating my classroom with the school theme boosts student morale and helps to let the students know that they are a part of a larger family. The beach balls will serve as decorations, but they will also be used to reinforce math skills. I can write multiplication facts, decimal numbers, and fraction equations on them. As the balls are tossed around, the students will answer the problems indicated by their hands when catching the ball. The Mahvelous Tape is the only tape I've found that will work to hold the decorations/posters/borders in place for long periods of time. (It's very discouraging to return to school on a Monday and all of your posters, etc. are on the floor!)

My students love to sit or even lay on the floor when working, and the lap desks will give a hard surface to work on. The stickers are used for the following: as positive reinforcement on graded work, as small rewards for active participation during class discussions, and sometimes just to make a student smile. The other supplies are just for general use in the classroom.

Mrs. Hunter
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green, 1 Piece • Amazon Business $21.76 1 $21.76
Basicwise QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $21.08 1 $21.08
Mavalus Tape 1" Wide X 324" 4-Pack • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
CHRORINE Mermaid Wish Jellyfish Hanging Decorations, Mermaid Birthday Party Decorations Supplies, Ocean Decor Under The Sea Party Decorations • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Swingline Stapler, Commercial Desktop Staplers, 20 Sheet Capacity, Portable, Durable Metal Desktop Stapler for Home Office Supplies, Classroom or Desktop Accessories, Black, 2 Pack (44401AZ) • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Fun Express Under The Sea Door Border - 9 Pieces - Educational and Learning Activities for Kids • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Trend Value Pack Stinky Stickers (TEPT83905) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Trend T6490 Stinky Stickers Variety Pack, Praise Words, 435/pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Trend T580 Stinky Stickers Variety Pack, Seasons/Holidays (Pack of 435) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kristin Paradise 30Ct Seashell Hanging Swirl Decorations, Ocean Shell Party Supplies, Under The Sea Birthday Theme, Starfish Seahorse Kids Decor for First 1st Boy Girl Baby Shower, Sealife Favors • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Coconut Float Rainbow Beach Ball 12 Pack - 12 Inch Inflatable Beach Balls for The Pool and Beach • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Carson Dellosa Sea Life Name Tags (150009) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Hygloss Products Die-Cut Name Plate - Great Teaching Tool - Perfect for Labeling in Classroom & Other Uses - Ocean Waves - 9.5 x 3 inches - 30 Pk (45557) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Teacher Created Resources Flip Flops Straight Border Trim (5648) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Fish Net Decoration Party Decor – Blue Cotton Netting 48” x 144” Inches. Fishnet for Nautical Theme, Pirate Party, Hawaiian Party, Underwater, Beach, Ocean & Mermaid Party. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Carson Dellosa – Sea Life Colorful Cut-Outs, Classroom Décor, 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Creative Teaching Press Waves of Blue Border (1936) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$227.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$260.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.02

Total project goal

$306.80

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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