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Mrs. Rodich from East Chicago IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place For Everything

My students need a place to organize all their assignments as we embrace flexible seating this coming school year. We will need a few “extras” like binders and pencil pouches so students can choose the seat in the classroom which offers them best support for a successful day.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resourceful , resilient and full of questions! They absolutely thrive with hands-on, active, engaging projects. They want more than anything to be successful.

Like with most children growing up in low-income areas- opportunity for academic success all to often is very elusive.

Purchasing new supplies, or school tools, can be a difficult task. With family budgets are all ready stretched thin, providing children with “extras” is impossible. These financial challenges can create roadblocks on my student’s academic journey.

With a little help we can Close the educational gap. With some simple changes in the traditional classroom, my students will have the opportunities they so richly deserve. My students want so badly to have the tools necessary to make the choice do well at their school work.

My Project

Students need to keep a lot of papers, handouts, and assignments organized. As we begin flexible seating in our classroom, this can be a bit overwhelming. We will need a few “extras” like binders and pencil pouches so students can choose the seat in the classroom which offers them best support for a successful day.

One day a student may need to talk through problems with a classmate, and chose to sit at the work table.

Perhaps they had a really bad night and need some alone time to process their home life; they could choose a pillow seat by themselves. Giving students the opportunity to choose what they need to be successful is so vital in the classroom. Please consider supporting my student on their new path to academic success.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Office by Martha Stewart Discbound Zip Pocket, Clear, Junior Size • Staples Advantage $3.99 25 $99.75
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, White, 220 Sheet Capacity, 1" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.49 25 $62.25

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