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Mrs. Cramer from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Independent Thinking With Creative Hands-on Learning

My students need assorted paper, coloring supplies, and a vibrant place to create and display their best work!

  • $577 goal

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My Students

My students are simply amazing! No matter what life throws at them, they come to school every day as ready as they can be and eager to learn. Their questions show a curiosity that keeps me on my toes and challenges me to work harder and provide more for them.

All of my students are unique learners, each with their own strengths and obstacles, but all with a love for learning.

I have found that through the use of small group instruction followed by independent station practice, my students acquire knowledge in a way that allows them to be successful and feel proud. They love to point out to me when they can apply a skill we learned in small group to a station activity.

I will always be in awe of my students’ perseverance and desire to learn despite things they may face outside of school. My class is comprised of 70% urban and 30% suburban learners which provides a unique and diverse learning opportunity. Every student in our school receives free breakfast and free lunch and is truly grateful for what is provided for them to support their emotional and academic needs.

My Project

The intention of this project is to provide my students with the supplies they will need to work in small group stations to foster learning previously taught explicitly by myself. In my experience, I find that students learn best when they are given the opportunity to practice their learning in an engaging and creative way that includes the support of their peers.

The requested materials will allow me to create specific stations that directly link to what my students need to learn.

Students will use these stations over and over to practice and review their learning. With the materials, students will use a hands-on approach to continue to enhance their skills by creating, sorting, and literally building their learning. These strategies are so important when engaging little learners! I will use the colorful printer paper, card stock, and laminating sheets to create hands-on learning stations that will allow students to review skills like sequencing stories, addition using manipulatives, and rules of grammar. Students will use the pocket charts for sorting activities and to display their learning. They will also help in assigning students to specific stations. Additionally, students will use the coloring items, construction paper, scissors, and glue to create small projects that display their learning.

Additionally, the materials will enable me to find bright and creative ways to display student work throughout our classroom and encourage a sense of pride in all students as they share their best work. Everyone’s self-esteem increases when someone acknowledges his or her work, and this is very true for second graders as well. They love to see that I, and their peers, are proud of what they have done. Students are self-motivated to produce their best and accomplish more and more.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 688462 Ct Colored Pencil Classpack ,14 Assorted Colors (68-8462) • Amazon Business $55.32 1 $55.32
Ticonderoga Sharpened Pencils #2 HB Premium Wood Latex-Free Eraser (3 Pack) - 216 Total Pencils • Amazon Business $54.00 1 $54.00
Crayola Bulk Markers, Ultra Clean, Broad Line, 200 Count Classpack, Washable • Amazon Business $51.77 1 $51.77
Crayola 24 Count Crayons (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.44 4 $45.76
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $16.92 2 $33.84
Teacher Created Resources 5435 Big Tree with Polka Dot Leaves Bulletin Board (7 Panels) • Amazon Business $23.43 1 $23.43
Learning Resources Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares • Amazon Business $22.77 1 $22.77
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Samsill Heavyweight Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, Box of 200 Plastic Page Protectors, Acid Free / Archival Safe, Top Load 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Carson Dellosa D.J. Inkers Blooming Flowers Bulletin Board Set (610049) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Crayola Construction Paper, 480 Count, 10 Colors, Great for Crafts • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Carson Dellosa Fall Bulletin Board Set (110047) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Green, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.75 2 $11.50
MFLABEL 30-UP 100 Sheets 1" X 2-5/8" Shipping Labels USPS Mailing SKU Labels (3000 Labels) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
BIC BL241-YEL Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Point, Yellow, 24-Count • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, "Brights" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Orange, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.98 2 $9.96
Scotch Magic Tape and Refillable Dispenser, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89

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