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Mrs. Jimenez from Midland TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basics to Maximize Learning!!!

Help me give my students tools to maximize their learning by providing them the tools they need. My students need cardstock to create card sorts, graphing pad, headphones to use in school provided Chromebooks, and pens for notes.

  • $999 goal

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My Students

5th Grade Math class is full of motivated students who are in need of the right tools to perform at their best and maximize their learning experience. Most of my students come from a low economic home where parents work hard to provide them the basic needs. Most of my students have never been successful in understanding class content, coming to my math classroom with gaps that started back in kinder.

In my classroom, we do not teach 5th grade, but we start by reteaching second, third and any other grade level concepts needed for my students to achieve a determined math goal.

They are motivated and eager to start understanding what they never understood before, which turns into a classroom that becomes a unique life experience for them.

My Project

Students will be impacted by utilizing proper headphones during computer time. Also, they will utilize card sorts created with cardstock to understand mathematical concepts and then organize and store the same in the plastic containers. Furthermore, students will utilize the colorful pens to take fun notes at the same time they learn new math topics. Dry erase boards, markers and mini erasers will help practice learned concepts and take them to a new level practicing in a fun and game-like environment. Post-it easel pads will be utilized to create amazing and captivating anchor charts to display in the classroom where students will see reflected what they have been learning to reinforce concepts and ideas. Notebook paper will be utilized to show students' work while solving mathematical problems on a daily basis.

Mrs. Jimenez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Telford II Managers Chair, Luxura, Black, Seat: 15.75"W x 15.94"D, Back: 17.32"W x 14.96"H • Staples Advantage $99.99 1 $99.99
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pads, Value Pack, 30 Sheets, Grid, White, 30"H x 25"W, 4/Pack (560VAD4PK) • Staples Advantage $81.51 1 $81.51
Sony MDR-ZX110 - headphones • Best Buy Education $10.21 7 $71.47
Dry Erase Board [30pc Classroom Pack] With ClearWipe Coating! Lapboards And 35 BONUS Whiteboard Markers plus Erasers – 9” x 12” DOUBLE SIDED Small White Boards For Students, Premium Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $50.95 1 $50.95
Pacon Array Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Lively, 250 Sheets • Staples Advantage $21.57 2 $43.14
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $40.03 1 $40.03
Teacher Created Resources Light Blue Marquee Magnetic Strips • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.86 11 $31.46
Educational Insights Play Money - Bills • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • Staples Advantage $5.93 5 $29.65
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
ECR4Kids Recognition Teacher Stamps - Mess-Free Self-Inking School Grading Stamp Set with Storage Tray (8-Piece Kit) • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Creative Teaching Press Upcycle Style Calendar Set Bulletin Board (7061) • Amazon Business $9.32 2 $18.64
School Smart Assorted Plastic Coins, Set of 460 • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Retractable Pen, 0.7mm, Ink, Pack of 14, Assorted (1951636) • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87
Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point, Purple, 12/Pack (31029) • Staples Advantage $14.79 1 $14.79
Mini Erasers for Whiteboard Dry-Erase, Set of 30 erasers, 2.5" Long, for Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Staples Copy Paper, LETTER-size, 92/104 US/Euro Brightness, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 500 Sheets/Ream • Staples Advantage $3.50 4 $14.00
16-Piece Magnetic Metal Clip, Magnets Clips, Refrigerator Whiteboard Wall Magnetic Memo Note Clip Metal Clip • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Opti Flow Rollerball Pens, Conical Tip Fine Point, 0.5 mm, Blue Ink / Silver Barrel, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21004/ 22004) • Staples Advantage $12.74 1 $12.74
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 8 Count • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm 250 Sheets/Pack (91904/ 92904) • Staples Advantage $11.52 1 $11.52
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Bold Point, 1.0mm, Assorted Ink, 8/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.49 1 $10.49
U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board Eraser, Felt Bottom Surface, 4.5 x 2.25 x 1 Inches • Amazon Business $5.07 2 $10.14
Staples Filler Paper, 8" x 10 1/2", Wide Ruled, 3-Hole Punched, 120 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.00 10 $10.00
Learning Resources Play Money Plastic Pennies, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Chisel Tip Markers, 12-Color Set • Staples Advantage $5.50 1 $5.50
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.26 1 $5.26

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