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Mrs. Peterson from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community and Learning Together: A Multicultural Classroom

Help me give my students more supplies and a peaceful, proactive class environment.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

My students are from all grades. The majority of my students are refugees and are experiencing public school for the first time or are learning to be self-sufficient. All of my students work hard and are aware that in my class, they're in the business of bettering themselves. We focus on literacy, comprehension, and confidence in language to be able to complete or figure out how to accomplish a task well. Each day every class participates in writing, reading, grammar, and critical thinking skills.

So many of my students face mountains in the way of their education, so my classroom is a haven for their dedicated learning and self-improvement.

I love that their personalities are so different, even within same cultures, and that they bring their culture and life experiences with them to school.

My Project

In our classroom, we build community by writing every day and sharing with others. Students forgetting their supplies is no reason for them to not participate in the learning. I have personal whiteboards in the class so the students need markers to write answers and hold them up quickly as part of a fun and involved vocabulary exercise. Also, there are many cultures and many students in the class at a time, and the light filters will help reduce tension and stimulate a more proactive, calming work environment.

These supplies are to ensure all students have what they need to study and be an avid learner in an uplifting and creative environment.

Additionally, the whisper phones are for students to hear themselves read aloud and self-correct their English. These will help so much as we are snug in our room and listening to themselves voice words correctly or sound them out is a vital part of the students' learning English or even improving their comprehension overall.

I am new in my classroom and am trying to acquire as many resources as possible for students to access. I don't want these things to be ruined or vanish too quickly, so our class is centered around respect of property and pride in every individual's work.

Mrs. Peterson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers (5 Pack; Blue Color). Eliminate Harsh Glare That Causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School While Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Office Chair, Mid Back Mesh Office Computer Swivel Desk Task Chair, Ergonomic Executive Chair with Armrests • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
A+ Assets Reading Whisper Phones (24-Pack) - Reading Aid for Fluency, Pronunciation, and Classroom Reading Management • Amazon Business $29.96 2 $59.92
Royexe - Storage Cubes - (Set of 8) Storage Baskets | Features Dual Handles & 10 Window Cards | Cube Storage Bins | Foldable Fabric Closet Shelf Organizer | Drawer Organizers and Storage (Light Grey) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 3 $29.88
Reading Guide Highlight Strips (32 Pack) Colored Overlays Bookmarks Reading Tracking Rulers for Children, Teachers, and Dyslexics • Amazon Business $14.59 2 $29.18
PRALB 300PCS Chisel Shape Pencil Eraser Caps, Pencil Erasers Assorted Colors For Party Favors Games Prizes Pen Cap Toppers Pencil Top Erasers Cap Erasers Eraser Tops Pencil Eraser Toppers School Erase • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Greenco 5 Tier Wall Mount Corner Shelves White Finish • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
X-ACTO XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $18.72 1 $18.72

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