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Mrs. Osborne from Houston TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics Needed

My students need basic school & art supplies so we can learn creatively in the classroom! I also keep snacks for students that don't get to eat at home. Post Harvey these needs are even greater.

  • $951 goal

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My Students

Out of my 200 students 142 of them are considered "At Risk". My students come from a multitude of different backgrounds. I have students that are just now learning English and are new to our country. I have students with processing or cognitive issues that take some extra time to grasp concepts. And I have students that feel safer in my classroom than they do at home. When they walk into my classroom they all may feel the weight of the world on their shoulders.

Although Hurricane Harvey was eight months ago-it continues to have a direct impact on many of my students and in my classroom.

I have students that have been displaced, or have several family members living with them. I have students that are having to spend any extra funds on recovering from the damage left behind from this catastrophic event. In fact, in our very building we are housing an elementary school that could not return to their school building.

The relationships we have in each class is like a family. And as family I want to make sure I can support them in any needs that they may have.

My Project

After Harvey my students have had to make many adjustments. Both in our school and many of them in their homes. I don't want the lack of basic school or classroom supplies to get between them and their learning. Things like paper, pens and snacks can make all the difference. The snacks and basic supplies help bridge the gap between home and school. Also I like to teach through art and these supplies will give my students the ability to learn in a different way that they don’t normally learn. For instance the masks and paint are for a Dia De Los Muertos project for the students to dig deeper until Latin American culture when we study Latin America. This gives my students a sense of accomplishment that they can do a great job learning in a different way.

“You may never know what results come of your action, But if you do nothing there will be no result.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

I teach my students to be good world citizens, and I would love to show them that there are people still thinking about and caring for them.

Mrs. Osborne
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Euro Style - Bradley Bungie High Back Adjustable Ergonomic Swivel Office Chair with Arms, Blue Bungie with Graphite Black Frame, Lumbar Support for Computer Work and Conference Rooms • Amazon Business $179.00 2 $358.00
Lot of 24 MASKS White Plastic Full Face Decorating Craft Halloween School • Amazon Business $10.80 9 $97.20
Larousse Student Dictionary • AKJ Education $7.99 10 $79.90
00018-1029-Blick Student Grade Tempera - 4-Color Pump Kit, Primary Colors, Gallons • Blick Art Materials $61.95 1 $61.95
05170-0729-Blick Economy White Bristle Brush Class Pack - Bright, Classpack of 72 • Blick Art Materials $56.44 1 $56.44
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Austin Cookies and Crackers Variety Snack Packs, 45 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
School Smart Plastic Paint Tray with 6 Wells - 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 - Pack of 12 - White • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack, 58 Count, 49.1 Oz • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
BIC Ecolutions Round Stic Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 50-Count • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Sharpie 25026 Accent Tank-Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Green, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Sharpie 25009 Sanford Brands Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Pink, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60

Materials cost

$754.51

Vendor shipping charges

$11.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$807.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.53

Total project goal

$950.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$950.20

11 Donors

-$466.28

Donations toward project cost

-$411.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.94

match offer

-$466.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$396.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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