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Ms. Iadanza from Howard Beach NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School We're Running, With Supplies We'll Be Stunning!

My students need basic classroom supplies, such as a reliable, working printer, markers, paper, and highlighters so their focus can be on learning, and not reorganizing, each time they transition from classroom to classroom.

  • $452 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group; they come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, with a wide range of academic ability. Middle school students are a fascinating group- some are still very childlike, and others think they are mini-adults!

Generally, middle school students share several characteristics: they need to feel part of a group, and prefer active over passive learning activities that involve working with their peers.

They are capable of more abstract thinking, and are able to process multiple thoughts and ideas. They never want to feel different, or in any way out of place.

They have a variety of learning styles and needs, but they do have one thing in common - they need support and assistance with organization as they transition from one classroom and teacher to the next.

My Project

My middle school students do not have lockers, and they need to carry their belongings with them from class to class. Frequently, they are so overwhelmed, they don't always have the items they need. This causes many of them stress, because they are great kids who don't like to make mistakes- but all too often, mistakes do happen. By providing them with basic classroom essentials, such as folders, paper clips, staples and tape, they will know that our classroom is a safe space where their focus is on learning.

By having needed materials all in one place for my students, it will make organization for my students automatic.

I can't even remember how many times I've heard, "Can I go back to the math room? I think I left my pen/folder/highlighter there". I want my students to know that our classroom is a safe space, where they can count on having whatever they need so their focus is on learning and nothing else.

Research shows that middle school differs from elementary school in many ways - one of the most important, but underestimated, is the increased pressure it puts on kids' organizational abilities. I want to remove this pressure from my students. If they were not able to print out an assignment, I want them to know we have a printer they can use. We have toner, and paper, and staples for them to put their work together. Am I really concerned if a kid forgot a pen, or a ruler, or his colored pencils? No, I'm not! I AM concerned, however, on their focus on their learning. By providing them with the tools they need, I can help them improve the quality of their work, while at the same time reducing the time it takes to complete it.

Ms. Iadanza
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer with Duplex Printing • Amazon Business $71.94 1 $71.94
Crayola Bulk Erasable Colored Pencils, Classpack, 12 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
Ticonderoga Sharpened Pencils #2 HB Premium Wood Latex-Free Eraser, (144 Pencils) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
JARBO Compatible Toner Cartridges Replacement for Brother TN660 TN-660 High Yield, 3 Black, Compatible with Brother HL-2340DW HL-2380DW HL-2300D DCP-L2540DW DCP-L2520DW MFC-L2700DW MFC-L2740DW Printer • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens Fine Pt (.7) Dozen Box Green ; Retractable, Refillable & Premium Comfort Grip; Smooth Lines to the End of the Page, America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
PaperPro Prodigy Reduced Effort Stapler Value Pack (1138) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Staples 52477-P12 Invisible Tape 12 Pack (Each 36 yards) • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
ETA hand2mind 12-inch Rainbow Plastic Safe-T Rulers (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Staples Paper Clips, Jumbo, Smooth, 1000/Pk • Staples Advantage $9.59 1 $9.59
School Smart 84893 Heavy Duty 2 Pocket Folder - 8 1/2 x 11 inch - Pack of 25 - Light Blue • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Staples Standard Staples; 1/4", 5 Boxes of 5,000 Staples, Total 25,000 Staples • Staples Advantage $8.09 1 $8.09
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 1 $7.22
Staples Hype Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.36 2 $4.72
Staples Tape Dispenser, 1" Core, Black • Staples Advantage $4.59 1 $4.59

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