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Mrs. Warton from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Classroom Atmosphere and Library.

Help me give my students a safe place to learn, grow, and be successful with Spiral Notebooks, Faux Fur Saucer Chair and other supplies!

  • $787 goal

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My Students

Describing my students is an easy task. They are driven children who defy the odds, are motivated, enthusiastic and work together as a community. This is the third year I will be teaching with my students in Springfield, MA an urban city that faces many different challenges, like poverty, gang violence, the opiod epidemic and families facing housing insecurity. Despite all of the challenges my students face everyday, they come to school, ready to learn, ready to grow, ready to take on the future with academics and success in mind.

My Project

Alternative seating is necessary for many student who struggle with sitting still. While creative a positive classroom atmosphere will help students feel comfortable and more likely to move out of their comfort zone. That is why I would like different lights, wall art, and a plant. I am asking for notebooks to do a poetry unit we do every year, this is a way to really engage the students and get them really involved in their learning. I would also like to start a library in my classroom, starting with a few books and book shelf. This would let students to check out books and take on a new love for reading!

Mrs. Warton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral Notebook, 24 Pack of 1-Subject College Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Pastel Color Cute school Notebooks 70 Pages • Amazon Business $32.74 3 $98.22
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $34.97 2 $69.94
Camp Field Camping and Room Bungee Folding Dish Chair for Room Garden and Outdoor (Black) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Fadeless Design Rolls Weathered Wood - 48 inch x 12 feet • Amazon Business $13.28 3 $39.84
IRIS USA 3-Tier Open Wood Bookshelf, Dark Brown • Amazon Business $37.47 1 $37.47
Safavieh MAD603F-26 Rug, 2'3" x 6' Runner, Grey/Ivory • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
Costa Farms ZZ, Live Indoor Plant, 14-Inches Tall, Fresh From Our Farm, Excellent Gift • Amazon Business $22.68 1 $22.68
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 20 Count - 1951718 • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
Twinkle Star 66FT 200 LED Indoor String Lights Warm White, Plug In String Lights 8 Modes Waterproof for Outdoor Christmas Wedding Party Bedroom • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Kite Runner • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8: 125+ Simple Exercises to Improve Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Simple Designs Home LT2007-GRY Simple Designs Chrome Mini Basic Table Lamp with Fabric Shade, 11.89 x 5.51 x 5.51, Gray • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
One Question a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal: Create Your Own Personal Time Capsule • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
La Casa en Mango Street • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
SOLD • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Nothing to Fear (Gulliver Books) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
The BFG • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72

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