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Ms. Devney from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Basics

Help me give my students essential classroom supplies and comfortable flexible seating options.

  • 1 donor
  • $529 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school is a battleground of strong emotions and high dramatics - and this is exactly what makes every day an adventure. I love my students because they are incredibly curious and enthusiastic about everything. Our classroom feels like a family and my students take pride in our #nodaysoff motto. They come to class and give 100%, regardless of what challenges and crises they face outside our four walls. We have a classroom climate that is supportive, and students feel safe to try, fail and try again. This mindset is a game changer because the majority of my students are grade levels behind in reading. They are used to failing and used to giving up - until now.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

Ms. Devney
Grades 6-8
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Daisy Non Slip Bath Mat Thickened Bath Rug for Bathroom Absorbent Ultra Soft Bathroom Mat Rug Fluffy Microfiber Bedside Rug Carpet Floor Mat, Quick-Drying, Machine Washable (Navy Blue, 45x65cm) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Black - Fits up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43108 • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Nestl Cut Plush Striped Reading Pillow for Kids & Teens, Medium Back Pillow, Back Support Pillow, Shredded Memory Foam Bed Rest Pillow with Arms, Dark Gray • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Oxford Two-Pocket Folders, Assorted Colors, Letter Size, 25 per box (57513) • Amazon Business $9.72 5 $48.60
4 Pack Seat Cushion / Chair Cushion Pads for Dining Chairs, Office Chair, Car, Floor, Outdoor, Patio,Machine Wash & Dryer Friendly (F&F 16"×16", Smoked Blue) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349),White • Amazon Business $9.89 3 $29.67
(24 Pack) Sticky Notes 3x3 in Post Bright Stickies Colorful Super Sticking Power Memo Pads, Strong Adhesive, 74 Sheets/pad • Amazon Business $14.69 2 $29.38
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Pre-Sharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 30-Pack (13830) • Amazon Business $5.62 4 $22.48
Blue Summit Supplies 30 Plastic Rulers, Bulk Shatterproof 12 Inch Ruler for School, Home, or Office, Clear Plastic Rulers, Assorted Colors, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hammermill Printer Paper, Great White 30% Recycled Paper, 8.5 x 11 - 3 Ream (1,500 Sheets) - 92 Bright, Made in the USA, 086820C • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
OFFICDO Dry Erase Erasers, 48 Pack Mini Magnetic Whiteboard Erasers Dry Erasers Chalkboard Erasers for Kids, Student, Classroom, Teacher Supplies, Home and Office (Square/Blue, 2 x 2 x 0.79 Inch) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SKKSTATIONERY Half Pencils with Eraser Tops, Golf, Classroom, Pew - #2 HB, Hexagon, Pre-sharpened, 144/Box. • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44

Materials cost

$413.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.32

Total project goal

$528.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.82

1 Donor

-$449.50

Donations toward project cost

-$449.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$79.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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