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Mrs. Mitchell from Columbia SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be Organized, Be Prepared, Be Successful

Help me give my students an organized guided reading area with bags of books and pointy pencils on the cart ready to be used.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My first grade students are so sweet that they don't know how not to be in your personal space. My first graders are very energetic and love to dance and sing. They love to show each other their dance moves. My students love learning about what is happening in their lives outside of school during class meeting. We gather together in the morning and throughout the day in the front of the room to share about what has happened and what is going to happen that day.

We need bags to securely carry the books we are learning how to read from school to home and back again.

I also need a station cart to organize the books we use in guided reading. Students need to learn to be responsible for their books and have a safe place for them. I need a place to organize their learning tools we use in reading small groups. I want students to take ownership of their learning.

My Project

Many of my students struggle to be organized with their learning tools. My cart will help me model organization with our class learning materials. The students will use their reading bags at our reading table and be able to have a sharpened pencil whenever their pencil is not sharp enough for them to use.

My students need a special place for their independent reading books.

The zipper file bags are very sturdy. The electric pencil sharpener will provide pencils to build responsible citizens who want to read and write. I want my students to sharpen their reading and writing comprehension.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
15 Pcs A4 Size Zipper File Bags 5 Colors Waterproof PVC Bag Use for Business Document Organizer and Office Stationery Storage • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
DESIGNA 3-Tier Metal Mesh Rolling Storage Cart with Utility Handle, Black • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Electric Pencil Sharpener,Heavy Duty Helical Blade and Auto-Stop Feature,Durable Indrustial Pencil Sharpener Plug in for Classroom,Suitable for NO. 2/Colored Pencils,Office,School,Home Use • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$120.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.46

Total project goal

$189.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$189.74

1 Donor

-$125.00

Donations toward project cost

-$106.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$64.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.71

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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