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Ms. Mak from San Francisco CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Secure Classroom

Help me give my students locks and plastic wrap to have a secure classroom environment.

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students enter first grade with much excitement and enthusiasm. Over 75% of them are English language learners from low-income families, and 100% of students receive free and reduced-price lunches. Their parents have the highest expectations for their children to excel in school and encourage them to do well, but many lack the time or skills to personally help them academically. Many students struggle with school because they are also learning to speak English. Others have special needs that make learning more challenging. Because of their backgrounds, many struggle and come to school unprepared.

As their teacher, I must find strategies to motivate them to do their best so they can thrive and succeed.

First grade can be quite challenging as the students must learn concepts from all subject areas including reading, writing, and math. I try my best to ensure each and every one progresses and ultimately masters all first grade concepts while at the same time infusing the curriculum with fun activities!

My Project

My classroom needs plastic sheeting and locks to secure items during winter and spring breaks and during the summer. The plastic will be used to cover the book shelves and countertops in my room. The locks will be used to secure the doors to the cabinets in my room. Our school is used by various community groups during "out of school" time with the outside doors left open. Often times, when I come back from the breaks, many of my things are missing.

Being able to lock cabinets and cover valuable resources such as math manipulatives and the class library, will help in keeping our things safe.

Thank you for your generosity and kindness in helping my students. With your support the students will continue to have access to the materials they need to succeed!

Ms. Mak
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRM Manufacturing FR610 Weatherall 6 Mil Flame Retardant White Poly Plastic Sheeting, 1 Box of 100 Feet Long by 10 Feet Wide • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
TOTALPACK - 20" x 1000 FT Roll – 55 Gauge Thick + Hybrid technology, 1 Pack. Stretch Moving & Packing Wrap. Industrial Strength, Clear Plastic Pallet Shrink Film Ideal For Furniture, Boxes, Pallets. • Amazon Business $24.89 2 $49.78
Bosvision 2.75" width 5-digit Resettable Combination U Lock Padlock with 7.8" Long Shackle • Amazon Business $14.49 3 $43.47
Master Lock Padlock, Covered Aluminum Lock, 2 in. Wide, Black, 527D • Amazon Business $13.81 2 $27.62
Master Lock Padlock, Laminated Steel Warded Lock, 1-3/4 in. Wide, 517KAD • Amazon Business $8.20 2 $16.40

Materials cost

$269.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$327.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.87

Total project goal

$385.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$385.80

1 Donor

-$385.80

Donations toward project cost

-$327.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.87

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$0.00

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