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Ms. Al-Jibouri from Tulsa OK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Room of Exploration and Creativity

My students need supplies and curriculum to make their learning exciting and hands-on!

  • $763 goal

This project expired on January 24, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My dreams of being a teacher started when I was just a little girl. Making this dream a reality is only part of my story. Now I have faces to match with all the imaginary students I always imagined having. My goal is to make them each feel welcome and important in my classroom.

While the learning styles of every child differ, something they each seem to share is a vibrant curiosity.

The hands-on learning experience is one that appeals to almost every child. Movement and experimentation is something I wish to create more of in my classroom. Students learn best when they are the ones that get to be the teacher! I want them to take ownership of their education and to feel proud about their academic successes. After all, in an extremely high poverty area, that success might be the one thing that keeps them going and allows them to believe in themselves.

My Project

I am asking for a variety of supplies -- books, arts and crafts, basic school supplies, accessories like a fun, interactive world rug -- to help motivate my students to be engaged and invested when they walk in my classroom. While these supplies are actually only a small part of the learning process, it will help. Once a student feels welcome and excited about their learning, the rest can come much easier! With these supplies, my students will have opportunities to tap into that hands-on learning experience they each enjoy.

This project is personal for many reasons.

When I was a student, I never realized how much went into the creation of a classroom. This is partly due to the schools that I went to never expressing it as a concern. Maybe because it wasn't or maybe because the teachers were really talented at hiding the truth. Either way, I understand now the amount of work, effort, and material that goes into creating a successful classroom environment that motivates a teacher to teach, and a student to learn.

Ms. Al-Jibouri
Grades 3-5
  • Gilcrease Elementary School
  • Tulsa, OK
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOX PURPLE 6 COMPARTMENT ORGANIZER • School Specialty Inc. $21.29 1 $21.29
PAPER CHART TABLET ASST RULE 24X16 PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $35.14 1 $35.14
PENCIL #2 SOFT TICONDEROGA PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $2.52 10 $25.20
EASEL STAND FOLDING HEAVY-DUTY • School Specialty Inc. $36.57 1 $36.57
CARPET RECTANGLE 5FT5INX3FT10IN TRAVELING THE USA • School Specialty Inc. $125.27 1 $125.27
BOOK DAILY WARM-UPS U.S. HISTORY • School Specialty Inc. $18.94 1 $18.94
DRY ERASE BOARD RED AND BLUE DUAL SIDE 9X12 PACK OF 24. • School Specialty Inc. $91.19 1 $91.19
MARKER DRY ERASE EXPO LOW ODOR CHISEL ASST PACK OF 16 • School Specialty Inc. $18.90 1 $18.90
MARKER EXPO DRY ERASE BLACK FINE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $15.57 1 $15.57
PENCIL AWARD PENCILS STAR STUDENT PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $2.56 5 $12.80
AWARD PENCILS YOU ARE AWESOME! PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $2.56 5 $12.80
TREASURE CHEST CARDBOARD 9X 7X5.5 • School Specialty Inc. $9.97 1 $9.97
TIMER DIGITAL COUNT DOWN/UP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $8.54 1 $8.54
Organization Station • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.95 1 $32.95
Celebrate Diversity Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $58.95 1 $58.95

Materials cost

$524.08

Vendor shipping charges

$43.22

State sales tax

$42.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$647.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.33

Total project goal

$762.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$762.20

6 Donors

-$762.20

Donations toward project cost

-$647.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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