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Mrs. Walsh from Trenton NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Antiquated to Modern: No More Chalkboard!

My students need a bulletin board, bulletin board paper, border, and thumb tacks.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach two general education classes and one inclusion class of wonderful 7th graders. Each student that enters my room is given many opportunities to learn and grown throughout the year. I strive to make my classroom a safe haven for my students and a home away from home!

The school district has suffered so many budget cuts, that I am left with very little money to purchase anything other than mandated material.

Without funding the simplest of supplies slip through the cracks and anything to update the room is out of the question.

My Project

Last year I got a whiteboard to use for student objectives and daily assignments. The whiteboard is awesome to write on, but I didn't want to tape things on it. Each unit I teach I have posters and student work to display and nowhere to display it.

My classroom still has the original 1929 chalkboard, so next to the whiteboard I used paper and duck tape to create an area to hang up posters.

By mid-year, I had sagging duct tape and faded paper with the border taped to it. With a new bulletin board, I will be able to use thumb tacks on my unit posters and the room will have a clean and professional appearance.

Mrs. Walsh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 75 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quartet Cork Bulletin Board, 4 x 3 Feet, Corkboard, Oak Finish Frame (304) • Amazon Business $56.95 1 $56.95
Hot Pink Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Royal Blue Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creative Teaching Press Upcycle Style Rustic Pencils Border (8379) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Push Pins 600 Count, Standard Clear Thumb Tacks Steel Point and Clear Plastic Head • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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