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

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Help me give my students pocket folders, binders, markers, chalk, labels, and timers.

  • $410 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, outgoing, and full of life. They enjoy learning new things and getting their hands dirty. However, most are living in poverty and a violence-stricken neighborhood. The everyday struggles that my students endure, is motivation enough to do all I can to help make their classroom experience a fun, exciting, and a safe journey.

Our school works collaboratively to create a nurturing community where our children feel safe and important.

I try my best to create a classroom that fosters curiosity, adventure, and growing. I hope to bring technology into the classroom and allow them to explore the endless possibilities that await them in the world.

My Project

Our classroom is constantly using a variety of materials. We really could use some basic essentials to help us with our everyday lessons. This includes; setting up a research center, presentation corner, and organizing our written plans.

Our students are always finding creative ways to show what they know.

However, we often lack some basic materials to allow for that to happen. Learners love to display their work in a unique and colorful way. Being able to use colorful pens, liquid chalk, and colorful paper would make this possible. My students also love to present information to the class. Having a stool would allow for them to be comfortable, while taking charge and leading a lesson!

Mrs. Sarno
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Cabal Mesh Back Fabric Drafting Stool With Backrest And Footrest, Black (50236-CC) • $80.99 1 $80.99
U Brands Desktop-Organizer and File Folders Set, Rose Gold, 10-Count • $35.99 1 $35.99
Ashley Mechanical Timer, Apple, 60-Minute Countdown, Ages 5-18 (ASH50000) • $7.46 4 $29.84
Fashion Color 3 Ring Storage Binder, 2 inch Round Ring, Assorted 4 Pack • $19.16 1 $19.16
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Aim High Label Stickers 26 labels (168244) (168226) • $6.29 3 $18.87
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Green, 500 Sheets • $15.29 1 $15.29
JAM Paper Plastic Two-Pocket School POP Folders with Metal Fastener Clasps, Assorted Primary Colors, 6/Pack (382ECbgypofu) • $13.94 1 $13.94
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Blue, 500 sheets • $13.94 1 $13.94
Uchida Bistro Normal Chalk Marker, Bullet Tip, Assorted Ink, 4/Pack (UCH4804ED) • $13.13 1 $13.13
JAM Paper Heavy Duty Plastic 3-Hole Punched 2 Pocket School Folders, Assorted Fashion Colors, 6/Pack (383HHPFassrt) • $11.24 1 $11.24
JAM Paper Heavy Duty Plastic Two-Pocket School Folders, Assorted Fashion Colors, 6/Pack (383HFASSRT) • $11.24 1 $11.24
U Brands Copper Wire Tape Dispenser, 1/Pkg (858U0112) • $10.34 1 $10.34
Sharpie Flip Chart Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22480) • $8.90 1 $8.90
BIC Intensity Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (32592/GPMAP12AS) • $8.54 1 $8.54
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted, 4/Pack (1871133) • $6.92 1 $6.92
Cynthia Rowley Desktop Stapler, Gold (26907) • $6.29 1 $6.29
Office by Martha Stewart Liquid Chalk Markers, 4 Pack, Assorted Colors (28547) • $5.93 1 $5.93
Office by Martha Stewart Liquid Chalk Markers, 2 Pack, White (28647) • $3.05 1 $3.05

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