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Ms. Williams from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students create hands on activities and crafts related to social emotional learning.

  • $237 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of working with a group of vibrant students on my campus in my role as a school counselor. I am super excited about the upcoming school year and the opportunity to teach social-emotional learning skills and strategies to help my students become motivated and positive influences in the community. My school is a Title I school and the majority of the students receive free or reduced-rate lunch and come from homes with very low income. I would love for my students to have a year to remember and have materials and resources available to them to assist in their exploration of learning new things. Acquiring proper social-emotional learning skills is a vital part of a child's education and with proper teaching, adequate resources and materials students can flourish in all academic areas. My goal is to cater to the whole child. When students basic needs are meet the sky's the limit!

My Project

Hands on activities help students remember important details of a lesson and gives them something tangible to reflect on. My students will have the ability to participate in hands on activities while we explore topics related to college and career readiness, bullying and drug awareness and social emotional learning activities. The crayons, markers and paint will give them a variety of ways to add meaningful color to their work.

The use of hands on activities will give students a product to take away from the lesson and allow them to reflect on the lesson long after the lesson is over.

These materials will also help me when planning activities, college trips, providing student referrals and counseling sessions.

Ms. Williams
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poppin Front Loading Letter Trays, Pink, 2/Pack (100215) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.68 1 $18.68
Crayola Crayons, 16/Box • Staples Advantage $2.69 5 $13.45
Kleenex Boutique Standard Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $13.19 1 $13.19
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz., 30/Pack (E556) • Staples Advantage $11.58 1 $11.58
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Staples Advantage $10.84 1 $10.84
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 10/Pack (58-7722) • Staples Advantage $5.19 2 $10.38
Scotch Magic Tape, Invisible, Write On, Matte Finish, 3/4" x 27.77 yds., 1" Core, 3 Rolls (810K3) • Staples Advantage $9.79 1 $9.79
Cynthia Rowley Stapler, Gold (26907) • Staples Advantage $8.29 1 $8.29
Staples File Sorter, Gold • Staples Advantage $7.29 1 $7.29
Dixon Oriole Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, Dozen (12886) • Staples Advantage $1.24 5 $6.20
Bright Hues Feather Assortment, Approximately 325 Feathers per Pack • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Staples Notepads, 5" x 8", Narrow Ruled, White, 50 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (51296/23642) • Staples Advantage $4.96 1 $4.96
Binney & Smith Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint, Red, 16 oz. • Staples Advantage $3.89 1 $3.89
Binney & Smith Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint, Blue, 16 oz. • Staples Advantage $3.89 1 $3.89
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint, Green, 16 oz. (54-3115-044) • Staples Advantage $3.89 1 $3.89
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint, Yellow, 16 oz. (54-3115-034) • Staples Advantage $3.89 1 $3.89
Crayola Crayons, 8/Box • Staples Advantage $0.69 5 $3.45
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Chenille Neon Pipe Cleaners, 12" x 0.3"236.2 mil, 100/Pk, Neon • Staples Advantage $2.49 1 $2.49
Staples Topwinder Correction Tape, 2/Pack (52036) • Staples Advantage $2.49 1 $2.49

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