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Ms. Sylvia from New Bedford MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Easel to Ease Instruction

Help me give my students an easel where we can post morning messages and conduct lessons that support building a positive classroom community!

  • $417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come to school every morning excited and ready to learn. For many of them, school is the only consistent aspect of their lives. They come to school everyday hungry for knowledge, despite the challenges they face.

I teach science, technology, engineering and math to about forty-five, wonderful fifth graders in a small neighborhood school in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The school is designated as a low-income school. It has a diverse population of students who come from many different countries and speak several different languages.

My Project

The easel will help build a strong classroom community of learners.

The first thing my students see when they walk into the classroom in the morning is an easel with a positive morning message on it.

The morning message welcomes the students and gives them a preview of our day. Sometimes, I use these morning messages to teach science or math skills (especially in a time crunch). Students are also given the opportunity to act as teachers and teach small group lessons on topics they have mastered. It really builds their confidence as learners and as speakers.

Unfortunately, the easel that we've had fell apart and broke beyond repair. The easel functions as the center of our classroom. It is where my students learn social-emotional skills, build strong peer relationships and learn fundamental math and sciences skills. Any help to restore this important part of our classroom community would be greatly appreciated!

Ms. Sylvia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best-Rite TLC-2 -Deluxe Teacher's Learning Center Easel (805) • Amazon Business $294.58 1 $294.58
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Shelving Unit - Black • Amazon Business $24.67 1 $24.67

Materials cost

$319.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$354.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.48

Total project goal

$416.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$416.52

7 Donors

-$324.52

Donations toward project cost

-$275.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.68

match offer

-$92.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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