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Mrs. Halford from Wichita Falls TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Attracting Learners and Stopping the Boardem

Help me give my students a new white board to help see projector better and a magnetic black board to outline project expectations.

  • $422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I wish I could describe the excitement of my students as they entered our new classroom this year. The oohs and ahhs as each class crossed through the door melted my heart. I have taught fifth grade science the last five years and made the change to art teacher this year. This is the first time in years that our students will have a full time art teacher. Now I have all of our students kindergarten through fifth grade. So far they have enjoyed getting to explore our new space, fun seating choices, and hands-on activities.

I wanted my art classroom to not look anything like a traditional classroom so all summer I've been gathering kitchen tables from garage sales and trading posts.

Now my students have brightly colored kitchen tables where they can create their masterpieces. My goal is to provide all my students with an engaging, fun and safe learning environment. My school is Title I and located in a low socio-economic neighborhood where 98% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students are faced with many challenges in the classroom and at home.

My Project

Our current white board was originally a chalk board painted over with white board paint then a shower wall was placed on top. It is very hard to erase anything that has been left up longer than a day. It also has some deep cuts probably from being stored in a warehouse somewhere. I would love to have a new, clean and blemish free white board so my students will focus better when looking at works of art, video clips, and digital outlines of our day. Nothing ruins an example of art work than a random cut or gash that isn't supposed to actually be there since its on the current board. My students tend to focus more on this than what they should be noticing.

These new boards will help my students be more organized, focus better, and allow expectations to be outlined along side examples during our current projects.

The black board will be divided into sections so each grade level can have a hanging example of what they are working towards. This will also allow me to still have access to the projector for more information like steps, project expectations and other important information my students will need to know.

Mrs. Halford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghent 4'H x 5'W Non-Magnetic Whiteboard with Aluminum Frame (M2-45-4) • Staples Advantage $152.99 1 $152.99
Quartet Infinity Glass Magnetic Marker Board, Black Surface, Frameless, 4'W x 3'H (G4836B) • Staples Advantage $129.54 1 $129.54
Quartet Magnetic Push Pins, High Power Magnets, Bright Colors, 20 Pack • Staples Advantage $20.39 2 $40.78

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