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Mrs. Johnson from Dallas TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Place to Learn

Help me give my students TPT gift cards, a printer, and storage so they have an organized classroom where they will feel safe and ready to learn.

  • $1,669 goal

This project expired on August 5, 2021.

This project expired on August 5, 2021.

My Students

Our school is determined to make everyone feel as part of one big family. My students come from low-income families that have had an insane year dealing with their children staying at home, and finding childcare for them. Those students were not able to be in the classroom and the ones that were here had to wear masks and be 6ft apart from everyone making interactions minimal.

My students are excited to start school as normally as they can; they are enthusiastic learners.

When we were in school, they loved when we would do centers or when I would read to them. They always asked questions and were excited when they got things right. And when they did not, they loved working with each other to figure things out. Students are usually eager to come to our classroom when it looks happy and organized. I believe that the environment that a teacher provides affects their learning and behavior.

My Project

The 2020-21 school year was hectic. Students and teachers wore masks and the social connections students usually have during the year were very non-existent. Students were not able to interact or enjoy the classroom, and in some cases, they had to remain at home.

The goal for educators should be to give students the best education possible.

That is most definitely mine.

My hope is to make the experience for the next school year a safe, fun and interactive space for my students. I want them to love their classroom and be excited to come to school every day. There is a lot of research that classroom design has the power to impact students' well-being and motivation. Students spend a large amount of their time at school, and this space should be as safe and welcoming as possible. With that being said all the decorations listed here are in hopes to create a safe environment for my students and improving their learning. Additionally, all the organizing bins would be used as storage for manipulatives and school supplies. I want my students to know exactly where everything is and for them to be able to have ownership of the classroom as well.

The gift cards from TeachersPayTeachers will help tremendously as well since I will be able to purchase activities that will align with our district's objectives. Students will have different ways of learning and that will help all succeed in the school year.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 5 $500.00
HP DeskJet 2755 All-in-One Printer (3XV17A) with Ink Cartridges - 4 Colors • Amazon Business $102.67 1 $102.67
3-Drawer Plastic Storage Organizer Stackable Desktop Organization Drawers Set for Makeups, Dental Supplies, Hair Care, Bathroom, Dorm, Desk, Vanity, Office (Assorted) • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
1InTheoffice Crayon Box, Stackable Clear (4 Pack.) • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
Norwood Commercial Furniture - NOR-1101AC-SO - Assorted Color Stacking Stools - Stackable Stools for Kids and Adults - Flexible Seating for Home, Office, Classrooms - Plastic/Metal 17.75" (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $56.58 1 $56.58
Rolling Sands 20 Ounce Sports Water Bottles 24 Pack, BPA-Free, Made in USA, Dishwasher Safe, White Bottles/Variety • Amazon Business $51.98 1 $51.98
Samstar Paper Letter Tray, Metal Desk File Organizer with 5 Tier Shelf and Sorter,Sliver • Amazon Business $25.57 2 $51.14
Brother Genuine P-touch, TZe-231 4 Pack Tape (TZE2314PKB) ½”(0.47”) x 26.2 ft. (8m) 4-Pack Laminated P-Touch Tape, Black on White, Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Use, Water Resistant, TZE2314PK, TZE231 • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Gr K-2 Classroom Primary Journal Story Tablet (Carton of 12) • Amazon Business $47.86 1 $47.86
Heavyweight Glitter Cardstock Paper - 110lb. / 300GSM - 50 Sheets A4 Colored Craft Card Stock for Craft Project, DIY, Gift Wrapping, Birthday Party Wedding Decorations, Scrapbooking, 8 Assorted Color • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Diecuts with a View 12 inches by 12 inches Solid Glitter Paper Stack • Amazon Business $19.96 2 $39.92
Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
White Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Expandable Wood Desktop Bookshelf Desktop Organizer Office Storage Rack Wood Display Shelf - Free Style Display Stand Shelf Rack Office Supplies Storage Shelf, Bookcase Adjustable Display Rack • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
White Wood Straight Rolled Border Trim • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Teacher Created Resources Straight Rolled Trim Border/Trimmer Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
IRIS USA MCC Scrapbooking case, Medium, Clear, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" - MORE SHEETS! (91630) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kingrol 24 Pack Mini Clear Plastic Storage Containers with Lids, 2-7/8 x 2-7/8 x 1 Inch Empty Hinged Boxes for Beads, Jewelry, Tools, Craft Supplies, Flossers, Fishing • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
New Larger Size! | The Original Table Spots for Teachers | No Staining, No Shadowing, Complete Erase! Dry Erase, 10 Pack Multicolor Circles, Wall Stickers, Decals • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sharpie S-Gel, Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black Ink Gel Pen, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lysol Disinfecting Spray, Crisp Linen, 19oz. (Pack of 2), Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, White, 10-Count • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker, Assorted Colors, 12 count • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22

Materials cost

$1,368.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,418.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$250.33

Total project goal

$1,668.88

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

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