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Mrs. Collins from Youngstown OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back-To-School Necessities- Getting Us Ready To Learn!

My students need back to school necessities (pens, markers, staples, scissors, tape, command strips, a clock, binders, storage, and chairs) to make sure their new classroom is set-up so that they are ready to learn!

  • $499 goal

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My Students

I teach in an awesome school system with so much potential. We have a mixture of students that live in the suburbs and open-enrollment students from the city. Students come ready to learn; however, they are not always provided with the resources to work to their full potential, both at their homes and at our school due to lack of funding.

I have had the pleasure to house and educate the full-inclusion classroom that is filled with students with and without disabilities for two years now.

I co-teach with a special education teacher. Together we try to create differentiated, fun lessons that engage all students at all ability levels. We try to create an atmosphere that accepts student differences and embraces each and every one of their skill levels.

All of the students in our second grade come from diverse backgrounds and many different ability levels. As a team, we try to provide them with multi-modal learning opportunities to make sure we reach every student's needs.

My Project

Setting up a classroom that is warm and inviting for a new class of students is one of my favorite things to do at the end of each summer. I try to create an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, and easy to learn in so that my second graders can have a productive, fun experience learning in my classroom.

With that said, I need pens, markers, a stapler (with staplers and remover), a tape dispenser (with tape), scissors, a pen holder, and a wall calendar to be able to make sure I can create a classroom that is suitable and organized for second grade students to learn in.

The students will benefit from the pens and markers as I will be able to label their names on different items throughout the room as well as use them when they start school (the toothbrush holder listed will hold the pens). I will use the tape, scissors, command strips, and staples as I am hanging posters up and decorating bulletin boards. The storage containers will help organize their school supplies they bring in. The binder, folder, and desk organizer will help organize their beginning of the year documents.

In addition to the above listed supplies, I have a computer table that needs chairs. I have listed three mesh mobile computer chairs for students who are furthering their education through technology on their Chromebooks. I also have listed a clock for the students to not only be able to keep track of the time with, but also be able to practice telling time on.

Mrs. Collins
Grades PreK-2
  • E J Blott Elementary School
  • Youngstown, OH
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boss Office Products B6105 Budget Mesh Task Chair without Arms in Black • Amazon Business $53.56 2 $107.12
Boss Office Products B6105 Budget Mesh Task Chair without Arms in Black • Amazon Business $53.56 1 $53.56
Staples One-Touch High-Capacity Flat-Stack Stapler, Fastening Capacity 60 sheets/20 lb., Black • Staples Advantage $27.49 1 $27.49
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.88 2 $25.76
STERILITE 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Staples Better 1-Inch Slant D 3-Ring View Binder, Black (13395) • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel-Ink Rolling Ball Pens, Fine Point (0.7mm), Black, Dozen (31020) • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Command Large Picture Hanging Strips, White, 4 Pairs/Pack (17206) • Staples Advantage $6.99 2 $13.98
Westcott 8" Kleenearth Scissors, Straight-Handle, 2/Pack • Staples Advantage $13.29 1 $13.29
Disney Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Stapler by Swingline, Compact, 20 Sheets, Kisses Design (S7087954) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
onegood Modern Design Mickey Mouse Big Digit 3D Wall Clock Home Decor Decoration (black) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
All-in-1 Deluxe Black Metal Mesh Desktop Office Supply Holder Storage Organizer Trays - 6 Piece Combo Set • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
MyLifeUNIT Clipboard Folder with Pocket, Clipboard Padfolio File Folder, Letter Size or A4 Size (Black) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Command Damage-free Picture Hanging Strips, 0.63" Width x 2.75" Length, Foam, Residue-free, 8 / Pack, White • Staples Advantage $5.93 2 $11.86
2018-2019 Staples 21 3/4" x 17" Academic Monthly Desk Pad, 12 Months, July Start (12952-18) • Staples Advantage $10.29 1 $10.29
Umbra Touch Toothbrush Holder, Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ktrio Staple Remover Professional Magnetic Easy Staple Removers for Office, School and Home, 3PCS, Black • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Staples Tape Dispenser, 1" Core, Black • Staples Advantage $4.49 1 $4.49

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