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Ms. Ali from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Decorations

My students need brightness and color when they walk into a classroom. My cart includes materials to make the class feel more than just a classroom but a place that's vibrant and colorful.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

I work in an urban school district in Philadelphia. I teach Special Education English to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. My kids are accustomed to trauma and because of that, certain behaviors tend to trickle into my classroom. The norms tend to be cutting class, coming to class late, wearing headphones, and using phones in class.

But instead of issuing punitive measures to discipline them, I want to celebrate our students.

This will be done with having an inviting classroom for them to learn in. This includes colors and decorations and games as incentives. This means having supplies and hygiene products on hand. It helps create a warm and nurturing classroom, instead of blank walls, which creates a welcoming room suitable for learning.

My Project

No student wants to walk in a room that has bare walls and no color. My project request is for things to help brighten up the room, like colorful borders and letters and paper to hide boring chalkboards. It also includes cutouts to help celebrate the holidays so students feel when they walk into class, it's more than just a classroom. But it's a place that fosters learning. It's a place that's nurturing because it's welcoming and full of color and life. It's a room that they want to walk into which in turn will create a room where they want to learn.

Ms. Ali
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 1 $55.98
[LIFE OF THE PARTY] Chalkboard Wall Decal! Over 6 Ft (78" x 17") of Adhesive Vinyl Blackboard Roll Makes Any Surface, Erasable, Creative & Organizational in Your Home or Office. • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Pop Tarts Frosted Variety Pack, CHOCOLATE Flavors: S"mores, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Fudge. Bundle of 4- 8 Count Boxes, 1 of Each Flavor. Great Care Package • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Creative Teaching Press Poppin' Patterns 4-Inch Designer Letters (1194) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, 12 Fl. Oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $16.44 1 $16.44
Hot Pink Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Teacher Created Resources Reclaimed Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll (TCR77399) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Carson Dellosa Pumpkin Cut-Outs (120101) • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Colorful Chalkboard EZ Letters • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Teacher Created Resources 2686 Scribble Bold Block 4" Letters Combo Pack • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Creative Teaching Press Bold & Bright Sticky Notes Border (8346) • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 3.75 Oz(PK3) • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Creative Teaching Press Bold & Bright Push Pins Border (8347) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Blushing Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Cutouts Party Decoration, Paper, 3", Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Creative Teaching Press Upcycle Style Rustic Pencils Border (8379) • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
Leaves & Acorns Cut-Outs • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Carson Dellosa Turkey Cut-Outs (120102) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$276.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.76

Total project goal

$365.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.09

3 Donors

-$205.19

Donations toward project cost

-$178.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.76

match offer

-$155.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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