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Ms. Willis from Cleveland OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need supplies! The area is low-income and many students come to school without supplies, making it difficult to implement procedures/lessons. Some items are items I need for organization that I still do not have.

  • $335 goal

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My Students

My students are eager to learn and are extremely curious. Scholars are introduced to new material by using inquiry-based learning in the classroom. I allow my students to explore by implementing hands-on materials, allowing them to participate in active movement, and enhancing their social skills by encouraging fluent collaboration. They find joy in reading, singing, dancing, and creating projects to share with one another. My students are special because they love learning from one another and teaching each other what they've learned!

My Project

My students learn using an inquiry-based approach.

Majority of my students come to school the first few weeks and still do not bring supplies.

These are only a few BASIC things I need in my classroom to be successful using inquiry-based learning during the first few weeks of school. The folders will be used for homework, to refer to during classroom activities, and for centers. During my first year of teaching, I realized I did not have enough bins to stay organized. I also still do not have a pocket chart stand, and since my classroom is very small I ran out of room for a few of my pocket charts.

Ms. Willis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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
POCKET CHART ADJUSTABLE STAND • School Specialty $68.79 1 $68.79
GENERIC MONTHLY JOURNAL • School Specialty $1.90 30 $57.00
STORAGE BINS 5.5 GALLON MEDIUM ASSORTED COLORS • School Specialty $9.29 5 $46.45
CADDIES ART SMALL - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
SCISSORS - KIDS - BLUNT - BE - EACH • School Specialty $0.77 10 $7.70
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 YELLOW PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 RED PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
CRAYONS 8 STANDARD - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.63 10 $6.30
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 ASST PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.31 1 $4.31
GLUE STICK WHITE .28OZ PK30 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.10 1 $4.10

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