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Ms. Strusky from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics for Curious Learners

My students need classroom basics including storage bins, Post-Its, highlighters, floor pillows, and a magnetic white board easel to facilitate their learning.

  • $542 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher for kindergarten in a PK-5 school in Baltimore City. Some of the kindergarteners have attended Pre-K at this school or another school, whereas for some this is their first year in school. In this class, I want to give them opportunities to explore and discover new material.

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -Mark Van Doren

My goal for my students this year is to learn independence and allow for opportunities to take control of their learning. My kindergarteners will be invested in their learning by allowing for choice and ownership.

My Project

The bins for books, manipulatives, and center materials will allow students to easily access materials. The highlighters and Post-Its will facilitate research, good reader strategies, and guided reading groups.

The white board easel and calendar set are essential to any classroom.

As a first year teacher, I need to gather these materials in order to complete my classroom. The calendar is an essential part of the morning meeting routine. The white board easel will allow for teaching anywhere in the room. It will be used for daily morning messages and shared writing activities. It will also be an added benefit to other lessons and allow for student participation.

Ms. Strusky
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZ-PRO Double Sided Magnetic A-Stand Whiteboard/Drawing Board Artist Easel,48 x 36 Inches • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.19 3 $69.57
LC1198 - Classroom Calendar Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares • Amazon Business $27.19 1 $27.19
TT305X - Neon Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in. x 3 in, Miami Collection, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP) • Amazon Business $20.47 1 $20.47
YB10BU - Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 5 $19.95
YB10GR - Lakeshore Storage Box - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 5 $19.95
DD381SG - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD381MN - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Mint Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD381SB - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD381SE - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sea Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$400.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$460.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.19

Total project goal

$541.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$541.26

8 Donors

-$388.32

Donations toward project cost

-$336.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.50

match offer

-$145.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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