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Ms. Julie McDowell from Albuquerque NM is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials to Inspire my Colorful Learners

Help me give my students materials to inspire their learning such as: incentive charts, color gel pens, color pencils, writing pencils, folders and emoji dry erase erasers.

  • $642 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher to an amazing group of third and fourth graders all of which have their own unique qualities, talents and strengths. The students in my classroom also have their own unique set of challenges such as learning disabilities, emotional impairments, autism, ADHD, and physical/otherwise health impairments.

I believe EVERY child has the ability to be successful in school, regardless of age, race, ability or disability.

They deserve a classroom that is conducive to their learning needs.

My Project

My project includes very basic classroom supplies that often ran low in my special education class last year: incentive charts, pencils, folders, color pencils, color pens, dry erase markers, and dry erase erasers. These supplies ensure that each student is able to participate and remain engaged in a lesson.

My students love to be colorful and have the potential to be extraordinary in All that they do.

Colors have a major impact on how children learn and absorb information. The addition of color adds a flair to the notes that help them to retain information. These colorful notes engage both sides of their brains which helps in their memory, focus, and retention.

Also, it helps them to relax and adds some excitement to otherwise boring note taking. In addition to creating notes they create personalized stickers to add to their notes and to their assignments to add a more personal touch.

Ms. Julie McDowell
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Black Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Dozen • $3.19 20 $63.80
Paper Mate InkJoy Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 14/Pack (1951636) • $22.09 2 $44.18
Sargent Art Gel Pens, Assorted Colors, Set of 36 Pens (SAR221497) • $20.14 2 $40.28
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • $31.49 1 $31.49
Superhero Emojis Mini Whiteboard Eraser Non Magnetic, 10/Pk (ASH78006) • $15.29 2 $30.58
Ziploc 1 Gallon Double Zipper Storage Bags Commercial 250/Case • $28.89 1 $28.89
Command Clear Medium Wire Toggle Hook Value Pack, Clear, 6/Pack • $14.02 2 $28.04
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50/Box • $9.34 3 $28.02
JAM Paper Plastic Eco Two Pocket Clasp School Folders with Prong Clip Fasteners, Yellow, 6/pack (382ECYED) • $11.48 2 $22.96
JAM Paper Plastic 2 Pocket Eco School Folders with Metal Tang Fastener Clasps, Clear, 6/Pack (382ECCLDD) • $11.48 2 $22.96
JAM Paper Plastic Eco Two Pocket Clasp School Folders with Prong Clip Fasteners, Orange, 6/pack (382ECORU) • $11.48 2 $22.96
JAM Paper Plastic Eco Two Pocket Clasp School Folders with Prong Clip Fasteners, Lime Green, 6/pack (382ECLIGRU) • $11.48 2 $22.96
JAM Paper Plastic 2 Pocket Eco School Folders with Metal Tang Fastener Clasps, Red, 6/Pack (382ECREDD) • $11.48 2 $22.96
Ziploc Sandwich Bags Commercial 500 CT • $22.09 1 $22.09
Ziploc 1 Quart Double Zipper Freezer Storage Bags Commercial 300 CT • $20.39 1 $20.39
Dixon Ticonderoga Erasable Checking Colored Woodcase Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Carmine Red, Dozen • $8.75 2 $17.50

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