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Ms. Mandola from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bronx 6th Graders Last Minute Classroom Supplies

My students need supplies such as academic books, activity cards, wallets, pencil pouches and tools to support them social emotionally as well as academically.

  • $398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a new middle school that opened in 2013 in a tight-knit community, in an area where ninety-seven percent of the population lives in poverty. About seventy-five percent of the student population is Spanish-speaking, first or second generation immigrants from the Caribbean.

Many of my students are affected by the socio-emotional, behavioral and physical consequences of living in poor and unstable circumstances, which unfortunately can result in lower academic performance, as well as an increased number of health and behavioral issues.

My students often struggle with remembering instructions, staying on task and managing their time, all of which contribute to the achievement gap among low income communities with limited educational resources.

That being said, my students are hilarious, collaborative, eager and gritty! They inspire me everyday to be a better teacher and do right by them and their families. Their success is my success. I love my job, and I love my students!

My Project

These are last minute items that I'd like to have in stock in my Advisory classroom! Lots of fidget toys and a large sand timer for my 3-minute Peace Place that I'm creating in the classroom. Also, adding wallets and pencil pouches for students who cannot afford their own. My summer school students challenged me to learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube, so I did! I put several of those on the list as well because once I "wow" them with my new knowledge, I want to challenge them to learn the algorithms as well.

I'm also including academic books, activity cards and tools (like the expandable balls) used to promote mindfulness, which my school is wholly embracing this year.

Just a few minutes at least once a day is proven to help with focus and being present, which then sets the students up for a successful academic day. I'm a big fan!

In order to be an effective math teacher, I need create a calm, productive space where my students feel safe to make mistakes, ask questions and learn from each other. These items all contribute to my potential to create that ideal environment that my students and I are seeking. Thanks in advance for your support!

Ms. Mandola
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NIke Basic Wallet,Osfm(Black) • Amazon Business $13.39 3 $40.17
Sand Timer Hour Glass for Kids, Teachers, Therapists, Classroom, Office Desk, Kitchen, Decoration, Sensory Room. 3 Minute Hourglass timers. Green. Extra Large Size - by Playlearn USA • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Avery Barn 10-Pack Magnetic Picture Frame Refrigerator Clear Photo Pocket Sleeve for Fridge, Locker, Office Cabinet - Strong Magnets, Easy Insert, Flexible, Shatterproof - 4x6 inch • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine, 15" Cut Length, 10 Sheets Capacity, ClassicCut Lite (9315) • Amazon Business $28.31 1 $28.31
Winning Moves Games Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $8.28 3 $24.84
The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Norton Books in Education) • Amazon Business $22.32 1 $22.32
Creative Teaching Press Classroom Banner (8151) • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
SET of 2 Expandable Ball Hand Catch Ball Flower Ball Kids Boys Girls Toys, -Great Stress Relief Toy - NEW AND IMPROVED HARD CARDBOARD PACKAGING - By 4E’s Novelty, • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Oversized Twill Cotton Tote Bag for Shopping (1, Black) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
mDesign Office Supplies, Cabinet, Deep Drawer Storage Organizer Bin - Large, Clear • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
ChromaLabel 1 x 3 inch Color-Code Labels | 250/Dispenser Box (White) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Unicorn Makeup Bag,Deanfun 3pcs/set Super Funny 3D Printing women cosmetic bag Multifuncition Pencil Holder (HZBTZ4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fidget Dice Anti-anxiety and Depression Cube for Children and Adults - Green Pink 12 Side • Amazon Business $4.89 2 $9.78
Scotch(R) Home and Office Masking Tape 3436-3, 3/4-inch x 54.6 Yards, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Mattel Games Magic 8 Ball • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63

Materials cost

$303.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.66

Total project goal

$397.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.75

1 Donor

-$169.04

Donations toward project cost

-$169.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$198.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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