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Ms. Newell from Yuma AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Place to Calm Down

Help me give my students calm down toys and treasure box prizes. We need a color printer to create class stories and the ink to print posters in color.

  • $1,134 goal

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My Students

My students come from many different backgrounds. I work in a low income school but these kids come to school excited to learn every day. I want to give my students every possible chance I can to help them succeed. My students overcome many challenges to make it to school. Many of them have parents that have to work multiple jobs or in the fields tending to the crops. They still give 100% everyday and are excited to learn and share their new learning with their parents. It is amazing to see just how much they learn and grow everyday.

While I work with first grade students, I am trying to help build the foundation they need to develop a life long love of learning.

My students face each challenge with a smile and a "can do" attitude. Together we will learn and grow every day.

My Project

Please help me give my students items that can be used in the calm down area. Everyone needs a safe place to go and take a breath. My students need fidget toys to help them work through their feelings. They need the calming toys to help them work through what has happened and then return to the rest of the class ready to work.

We need a color printer to help bring color to our resources to life.

The students each have a binder with important charts and information. We need extra ink to be able to print their stories in color. Providing these in color helps them see the skills being taught in a new way. My students love working for the opportunity to pick from the treasure box. Please help me refill the treasure box with high interest prizes.

Ms. Newell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ689 - Privacy Partitions - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 4 $119.96
Epson Expression Home XP-4100 Wireless Color Printer with Scanner and Copier • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
E-Z Ink (TM) Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for Epson 200XL 200 XL T200XL to use with XP-200 XP-300 XP-310 XP-400 XP-410 WF-2520 WF-2530 WF-2540 (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
First Builders Big Building Bag • Amazon Business $14.90 2 $29.80
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids 5” Scissors, Blunt, 6 Pack (16454) • Amazon Business $4.88 6 $29.28
Mead Spiral Notebook, 24 Pack of 1-Subject Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Pastel Color Cute school Notebooks, 70 Pages • Amazon Business $28.97 1 $28.97
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
E-Z Ink (TM) Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for Epson 200 T200 T200120 to use with XP-200 XP-310 XP-400 XP-410 WF-2520 WF-2540 WF-2530 (4 Black, 2 Cyan, 2 Magenta, 2 Yellow, 10 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
ECR4Kids Motivation Teacher Stamps - Mess-Free Self-Inking School Grading Stamp Set with Storage Tray (8-Piece Kit) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Home Sweet Classroom Chart Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pacon Fadeless Designs Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 50-Feet, Weathered Wood (56515) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pilot Precise V5 Stick Rolling Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point 0.5mm, 12 Colors (31888) • Amazon Business $17.63 1 $17.63
Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
44 Pc Party Favor Toy Assortment for Kids Party Favor, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers, Treasure Chest, Prize Box Toys, Goody Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Paper Mate Gel Pens | InkJoy Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 14 Count • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Party Favors Assortment For Kids-Slime,Slap bracelets,Keychain,Squishies Toys For Birthday Party Favors,Carnival Prizes,Pinata Filler,Treasure Box Prizes Toys for Classroom • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
You Are Not Small • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Reliancer Colorful Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp Set and Tray (8-Piece) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Teacher Created Resources Home Sweet Classroom Calendar Bulletin Board (TCR8855) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kicko Mini Putty with Glitter - 48 Pack Assorted Neon Color Sludge - Educational Fidget Toy Ideal for Relaxation and Sensory Stimulation, Event Prizes, Goody Bags, Activity Set, Kids, Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Eclipse (Twilight Sagas) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Colorful Inspirational Lettering Quote Wall Decal-You’re Braver Than You Believe,Stronger Than You Seem,Smarter Than You Think, Positive Quote Sticker for Classroom Kids Decoration • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
SEDY 16-Piece Magnetic Metal Clip, Magnets Clips, Refrigerator Whiteboard Wall Magnetic Memo Note Clip Metal Clip, Christmas Gift • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Toyssa 100 PCS Slap Bracelets Party Favors with Colorful Hearts Emoji Animal Print Design Retro Slap Bands for Kids Adults Birthday Classroom Gifts (100PCS) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5000/Box, 10 Pack (35111) • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Eureka Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Back to School Classroom Supplies Record and Lesson Plan Book for Teachers, 8.5'' x 11'', 40 Weeks • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
SANY DAYO HOME Desktop 6 x 8 inches Wood Box Signs with Inspirational Saying for Desk and Wall Decor - One Small Positive Thought in The Morning Can Change Your Whole Day • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
LEEHUR Birthday Party Favors 20pcs Mochi Glitter Squishies Toys Kids Mini Kawaii Animal Moj Moj Squishy Squeeze Adult Stress Reliever School Prizes for Girls Boys • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Teacher Created Resources Shabby Chic Name Plates (77194) • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
New Moon (The Twilight Saga) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Y&ME Rustic Wood Love Sign, Decorative Wooden Block Word Signs, Freestanding Wooden Letters, Rustic Love Signs for Home Decor,16.5 x 5.9 Inch, Multicolor • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Culturenik Be Awesome Inspirational Motivational Happiness Quotes Decorative Poster Print (12 x 36 in a Tube) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pilot Precise V5 Deco Collection Rolling Ball Pens Extra Fine Point 9-Pack Assorted Colors (38811) Black/Blue/Red/Green/2 Purple/2 Turquoise, Patented Precision Point Technology, Skip-Free Writing • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fitting Out: The Friendship Experiment • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Teacher Created Resources Home Sweet Classroom Positive Sayings Accents (TCR8859) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mr. Pen- Eraser, Pack of 30, Animal Erasers, Pencil Erasers, Erasers for Kids, School Supplies, Eraser Pencil for Students, Cute Erasers, Fun Eraser, Eraser for School, Prizes for Kids Classroom, Gift • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Teacher Created Resources Home Sweet Classroom Flat Name Plates (TCR8828) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Eureka Walt Disney Vertical Classroom Banner, All Our Dreams, Measures 45 x 12" • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
The Man With the Violin • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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