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Ms. Carrabba from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing Hearts and Minds Through Hands-On Activities and Play

Help me give my students the tools they need to succeed in my classroom. By providing headphones and other supplies, they can more easily access technology and have hands-on learning experiences.

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My students are bright, funny and creative. Many of them have never had boundaries or adults that pay attention to their needs. My students love technology and we embed it within all disciplines in the classroom. When I tell the students that they can do ANYTHING if they work hard and use their noggin, their face lights up. Just believing in the students gives them a sense of community and belonging. Many of my students start the year at below grade level in reading. We push literacy in every subject. Reading and writing are at the forefront of each subject we teach. In our classroom, we are self contained so we teach ELA, math, science and social studies to the same group of kids. They usually come to school in the first week without any supplies. We are a high mobility campus so we get new students throughout the year. They come with no backpack, pencils or supplies.

My students are eager to learn, willing to grow and excited to understand new things every day.

They are suddenly in a situation where their voice is heard and we protect them in every way.

My Project

I am requesting these materials to give my students greater access to technology and hands-on learning. The headphones allow the students to focus on lessons on their chromebooks and not be easily distracted by classroom noise. We will use the library cards to help with our check out system within the classroom. We want literacy to be at the forefront of learning. By providing a classroom library, the students can read and grow daily.

I have requested classroom supplies to help the students every day to stay organized and on task.

They come to school with little or no supplies. They have no ability to provide notebooks or pencils or any other supplies. We will also use the materials to make privacy folders and create a welcoming, safe community for the students.

Ms. Carrabba
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Wirebound Spiral Notebook, 100 Sheet, Assorted Solid Colors, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Bulk Headphones 25 Pack Multi Colored for Classroom, HONGZAN Wholesale Stereo Kids Headphones Earphones for Students, Schools, Libraries, Laboratories, Museums, Testing Centers, Hotels (5 Mixed Color) • Amazon Business $72.95 1 $72.95
Adhesive Full Page Pocket, 8.5 x 11 inch - Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Daily Geography Practice ,Grade 3 • Amazon Business $23.46 1 $23.46
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
RamPro Chevron & Polka Dot Styles Heavy-Duty Duct Tape | Assorted Colors Pack of 12 Rolls, 1.88-inch x 5 Yard. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Building Spelling Skills: Grade 3 • Amazon Business $18.01 1 $18.01
JM-capricorns 36pcs 9 x 4-1/2 inches Waterproof Plastic Double Layer Zipper File Bags Invoice Pouches Bill Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag (10 Color) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Great for Windows, Doors and Walls, Cabinet Pack, 67% Plant-Based Adhesive by Weight, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Hygloss Products Library Checkout Cards – Bright Colored Due Date Note Cards - 3 x 5 Inches, 50 Pack • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors - AMZ101 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Resinta 70 Pieces Library Card Pockets Small Envelopes Library Pockets with Adhesive Double Sided Glue Point for School, Library or Office, 14 Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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