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Mrs. Bradfield from Saint Paul MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to the Basics

Help me give my students clipboards, an electric crayon sharpener, and white boards.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students come to school every day eager and excited to learn despite many challenges some are facing. I teach in a low income/high poverty school in the inner city. Eighty-three percent of our students receive free or reduced-price​ lunch. Many of my students are English language learners. Diversity is recognized, accepted and promoted in our classroom and school.

The 5 best words to describe my students are curious, cheerful, determined, imaginative, and energetic.

In our classroom creativity, innovation, and initiative are encouraged and celebrated. Children are given time to explore, make related discoveries, and experience enriched hands-on activities. High expectation for learning is set for all my students in an environment that is honest, respectful, caring and safe for all.

I'm always looking for ways to reach all my students and provide them with the best kindergarten experience I can. Thanks to DonorsChoose.org, I am able to provide many resources my students would otherwise have to go without.

My Project

In kindergarten we do a lot of learning together on the floor. By working together on the floor we are able to stay together as a community and I can easily monitor how students are doing. Without clipboards it can make completing paper tasks difficult. Having a class set of matching clipboards will ensure each child has an easy to use hard writing surface. The best part of these clipboards is the flat top for easy storage. Clipboards will also be used for one of our favorite centers, write the room.

Help us build an academic community with basic classroom supplies.

We are in need of new white boards to use. One of our favorite games to play is showdown. In showdown I may say a letter, word, or number to write and the students quickly write it on their board and when I say showdown they turn their board over for me to see. Working on whiteboards is engaging and fun for young students. They are great for working through and solving math problems too.

Having a crayon sharpener will keep our crayons new throughout the year. We use lots of crayons in kindergarten and they can get dull quickly.

Mrs. Bradfield
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ386X - Double-Sided Learn to Print Write & Wipe Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.99 2 $115.98
Plastic Clipboards (Set of 12) Multi Pack Clipboard (Black) Strong 12.5 x 9 Inch | Holds 100 Sheets! Acrylic Clipboards with Low Profile Clip | Cute Clip Boards Board Clips • Amazon Business $21.95 2 $43.90
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
JJ386 - Double-Sided Learn to Print Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 5 $29.95
PILOT Frixion Clicker Retractable Pens Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point (.7) Assorted Color Inks 10-pk; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out with America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52

Materials cost

$259.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.74

Total project goal

$344.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$344.91

3 Donors

-$162.34

Donations toward project cost

-$147.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$171.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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