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Ms. Mettler from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Book Bins for a Better Future!

My students need an organized classroom library; highlighting tape to create book zones and functional plastic book totes that are easy to carry and will withstand a lot of use.

  • $388 goal

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My Students

Our city classroom is a community full of readers and writers, thinkers and doers. We spend the bulk of our day divided up into small groups, spread around our small classroom, using every last available inch for student work, books, materials and cozy spaces.

All children have different needs, yet in an inclusion class like ours, the curriculum is differentiated even more, allowing everyone to learn at their unique level.

The content of our class library helps children get what they need to become better readers. Our students need easy access to multiple copies of books at different reading levels - they love to work in series clubs, discussing characters and plot. They are hard at work in partnerships, strengthening communication skills and becoming strong literate people.

My Project

In a second grade classroom, the children are reading at various individual levels. We have a wide range of books, which we try to keep separated into reading zones by using colored highlighter tape and book bins. However, our classroom library has gotten rangy, quite large, disorganized and our cheaper book bins are cracked and broken.

Our inclusion classroom needs new book bins to clean up and organize our space, making it easier on the eyes and giving children ownership of their classroom library, plus highlighter tape to create color coded reading zones.

We strongly believe in the 'environment as a teacher' and work hard to create a calming, simple space without sensory overload. The children should be able to find what they need easily and feel as though their shared space is well cared for and within reach.

Ms. Mettler
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOTE SLATE SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 5 • School Specialty $18.95 12 $227.40
EE785 - Highlighter Tape Pack - 1 7/8" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE789 - Highlighter Tape Pack - 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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