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

Back to School, Back to the Dream

Help me give my students a fun and inviting history classroom with stools, lamps, and decor that meets their academic needs.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

My students are incredible. They are vibrant and funny. They bring life into the classroom and love to engage in lessons and ask thoughtful questions. I teach in New Jersey which is an urban district, hence, many of my students come from poverty or low-income families, yet they bring with them a love of making connections between my history lessons and things that are happening in the outside world. Some of my students are intellectually curious while others need a little more of a push. Many students are very doubtful in the beginning that history can be a fun subject. However, as time passes and I get up on desks and do whatever I need to to make history come alive, so do the students.

I love my students and recognize that they have many needs.

They come to my classroom from a variety of environments with very specific needs that must be met in order for them to learn. I want my classroom to be a safe and inviting space for my students where they can recharge and learn interesting and necessary things about our country's past.

My Project

I've been teaching for 5 years now and I've been moved from having my own classroom to being on a cart, to sharing a room due to various changes in staff and space. This year I will have the privilege of my own classroom. Your support will help me to provide a safe, organized, and inviting space for my students.

I have been doing a lot of research into flexible seating as a tool to help students learn in different ways.

My classroom management plan this year includes developing lessons that incorporate different methods of learning. Your investment in these supplies will allow me to diversify my lessons to meet the various needs of my students and provide them with a better education.

Mrs. Kennedy
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, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $49.74 1 $49.74
Floor Lamp, LED Lights, 70inch Modern Standing Floor Lamps, 9W Energy Saving, 40000h Long Lifespan, 3000K Warm White, Torchiere Floor Lamps for Bedrooms, Living Room, Office, Reading & Working • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Pearlescent Multi-Color, Multicolor (Pearlized) • Amazon Business $39.23 1 $39.23
HAITRAL Bedside Table Lamps - Small Nightstand Lamps Set of 2 with Fabric Shade Bedside Desk Lamps for Bedroom, Living Room, Office, Kids Room, Girls Room, Dorm 15 Inches - Black (HT-TH28-27X2) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
5 Themes of Geography Classroom Variety Posters, Set of 6, 12 x 18 inches • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
16 Motivational Classroom Wall Posters - Inspirational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 001 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Teacher Created Resources Polka Dot Buckets & Caddy Set, (9487) • Amazon Business $24.61 1 $24.61
SimpleHouseware 6 Tier Wall Mount Document Letter Tray Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Mindspace Office Desk Organizer with 6 Compartments + Drawer | The Mesh Collection, Black • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ZERODECO Party Decoration, 21 Pcs Multi-color Hanging Paper Fans, Pom Poms Flowers, Garlands String Polka Dot and Triangle Bunting Flags for Birthday Parties, Wedding Décor, Fiesta or Mexican Party • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
SmartyPlans Dry Erase Weekly Extra Thick Magnetic Calendar for Refrigerator: 17x13" Two Week Planner and 6x9" White Board, 4 Fine Tip Markers and Eraser with Magnets. Stain Resistant. Shipped Flat. • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Zicome 12 Pack Fiesta Paper Fans Decorations for Party Decor • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 Assorted Colored Buzzers, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright Pockets (92060) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright Pockets (92060) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
BRAIN HACKS: Life-Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Edupress Black History Events Accents (EP63244) • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64

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