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Mrs. Welsh from Pocatello ID is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Vibes

My students need ink, printer paper, confetti, birthday treats, name tag badges, essential oils and a diffuser, and a storage cart.

  • $480 goal

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My Students

My students are the best first-graders around! Our school is filled with the most creative, positive, and innovative children I have ever witnessed. We are a Kindergarten through 5th-grade school, with just over 600 students in all. There is a large mixture of ethnicity, economic, religious, and social diversity. Our school also has 85% eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

For several of these children, our school is the safest place for them.

Even throughout their life struggles, my students are still eager to learn and never give up. One of the amazing things about first graders is their passion for school and learning throughout the entire school year. My favorite thing about first grade is watching how much my students can develop throughout the school year.

My Project

Each year, I prepare a project with our essential back to school supplies. This year, we have switched classrooms and are needing several supplies to get back on our normal routine track. The essential oils and oil diffuser is something that has become a classroom norm. When learners are getting sick, very excited, or even sleepy, we use the diffuser to meet their needs. I always obtain parent permission before utilizing this system and luckily have never had anything except positive feedback.

Having photographs of the learners displayed throughout the classroom and hallway makes our classroom culture inviting and positive.

By using the supplies of ink, paper, and labels, we will be able to continually print throughout the school year. The storage cart will be a wonderful addition to help guide students to essential items. This will be my eighth year teaching first-grade and I wouldn't change it for the world. However, I don't think I would be as successful of an educator without the support and financial support for and the amazing donors who consistently return to my classroom.

Mrs. Welsh
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
doTerra Spa Kit • Amazon Business $79.33 1 $79.33
Epson T5845-M PictureMate Print Pack Includes Inkjet Cartridge, 100 Sheets Matte Photo Paper • Amazon Business $35.69 2 $71.38
DESIGNA 3-Tier Metal Mesh Rolling Storage Cart with Utility Handle, Turquoise • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
HP 62XL Tri-color High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (C2P07AN) for HP ENVY 5540 5541 5542 5543 5544 5545 5547 5548 5549 5640 5642 5643 5644 5660 5661 5663 5664 5665 7640 7643 7644 7645 HP Officejet 200 250 258 5740 5741 5742 5743 5744 5745 5746 8040 • Amazon Business $42.39 1 $42.39
HP 62XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (C2P05AN) for HP ENVY 5540 5541 5542 5543 5544 5545 5547 5548 5549 5640 5642 5643 5644 5660 5661 5663 5664 5665 7640 7643 7644 7645 HP Officejet 200 250 258 5740 5741 5742 5743 5744 5745 5746 8040 • Amazon Business $38.39 1 $38.39
Pixy Stix Giant Straws - 85/.42 Oz. Straws • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
URPOWER 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier Room Decor Lighting with 4 Timer Settings, 7 LED Color Changing Lamps and Waterless Auto Shut-off • Amazon Business $21.71 1 $21.71
eBoot Star Confetti Star Table Confetti Metallic Foil Stars Sequin for Party Wedding Decorations, 30 Grams/1 ounce (Multi Colors) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Avery Premium Personalized Name Tags, Print or Write, 2-1/3" x 3-3/8", 160 Adhesive Tags (8395) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89

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