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Mrs. Henry from Slidell LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bland Classroom in Need of a Pick Me Up

Help me give my students a classroom laminating machine, computer headphones, and a myriad of other classroom supplies so they can enjoy learning.

  • $1,288 goal

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My Students

My second grade class consists of students from many different races. The school is located in a low socioeconomic district and most of my students qualify for free lunch. My class consists of African American, white, and Hispanic students. Although there appears to many differences among them, we have created a classroom environment where we are fair and respectful of each other. They are eager to learn and just need the resources to push them even further. The sky is the limit.

My Project

This project will provide my students with some of the basic necessities of a classroom. One item requested is headphones for the computers. We use a math program on the computer to enrich our math lessons but the students are not able to fully enjoy the technology activities because they are not able to hear the sounds. Most of the students can not afford to replenish school supplies so this will help with basics such as pencils, and markers and allow them all to have their own set for arts and crafts that we complete. This project will also provide the opportunity for them to enjoy flexible seating instead of being stuck in regular chairs all day. This project will also provide increase the activities I am able to provide for my students with the use of pocket charts, chart paper, and sentence strips. During writing lessons we do a lot of whole group writing and the lined paper and sentence strips will allow me to model for the students correct paragraph structure and handwriting. The laminator will allow me to be able to have activities in our math and ela stations that will last for the entire school year.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XC341 - Classroom Laminating Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
FN2924C - Listening Center Headphones - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 5 $84.95
Magnetic Notebook Paper • Teachers' School Supply $27.99 3 $83.97
XC343 - 9" x 11 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
TA3385 - Unruled Chart Tablet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 3 $53.97
LA964 - Adjustable Pocket Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Meterstick • Teachers' School Supply $4.09 10 $40.90
Organization Center Pocket Chart • Teachers' School Supply $38.99 1 $38.99
Electric Black Pencil Sharpener • Teachers' School Supply $35.62 1 $35.62
Paperpro Desktop Stapler Black • Teachers' School Supply $33.49 1 $33.49
Stikkiwax Options: 12 Sticks • Teachers' School Supply $5.19 6 $31.14
TC796 - Regular Magnetic Sentence Strip Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
Flip Chart Marker Set - 8 Colors • Teachers' School Supply $13.97 2 $27.94
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk (10434) • Staples Advantage $8.49 3 $25.47
RA414 - Tabletop Paper Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Staples Copy Paper, LETTER-size, 92/104 US/Euro Brightness, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 500 Sheets/Ream • Staples Advantage $3.50 5 $17.50
Small Synthetic Wedge Erasers - 36 Count • Teachers' School Supply $5.67 3 $17.01
School Ruler Wood 12 In Single • Teachers' School Supply $0.85 20 $17.00
Expo White Board Cleaner • Teachers' School Supply $5.83 2 $11.66
Staples Paper Clips, Jumbo, Smooth, 1000/Pk • Staples Advantage $9.59 1 $9.59
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 35 Wipes Each (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 1 $9.29
NF9763 - White Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 1 $7.22
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 12/pk (25005) • Staples Advantage $5.65 1 $5.65
Staples Large Binder Clips, 2" Width, 1" Capacity, Black, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.99 1 $3.99
Push Pins Assorted • Teachers' School Supply $2.06 1 $2.06

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