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Ms. Grandon from Fairfax VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials to Set Students Up for Success

Help me give my students a rug, organization station, pillows, pocket charts, sentence strips, and dry erase materials for a comfortable learning environment that supports their academic needs.

  • $487 goal

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My Students

I teach curious scientists, creative writers, avid readers, clever mathematicians, and accurate historians. These learners come together from diverse cultural and social backgrounds to form our classroom community. Over half of the students in my class speak English as their second language.

As a first-year teacher, I endeavor to provide the best learning environment for my students.

They deserve to step into my classroom having basic materials in a safe and comfortable environment so that they can be successful to reach their learning goals.

My Project

Having a cheerful rug and soft pillows will invite students into the library space, creating opportunities for my students to foster their love for reading.

One of my focus areas for this school year is to support language growth and development, especially since most of my students are English Language Learners.

Having pocket charts, sentence strips, and dry erase materials will allow me to present key vocabulary words and sentence frames we discuss in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Because these words will be displayed around the room, students will constantly be exposed to them throughout the day. Furthermore, the plastic cart will allow me to keep materials organized so that the classroom can run smoothly. My hope is that creating an environment where language and learning are displayed, students will grow to appreciate the love of learning.

Ms. Grandon
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Finnhomy 15 Drawer Rolling Cart Organizer,Storage Cart with Drawers, Utility Cart for School, Office, Home, Beauty Salon Storage, Semi-Transparent White • Amazon Business $86.99 1 $86.99
Unique Loom Estrella Collection Colorful Abstract Multi Area Rug (5' x 8') • Amazon Business $74.28 1 $74.28
Pacon GoWrite! Dry-Erase Roll • $26.77 1 $26.77
Tabletop Magnetic Easel & Whiteboard (2 Sides) Includes: 4 Dry Erase Markers. Drawing Art White Board Educational Kids Toy • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
C-Line Stitched Shop Ticket Holders, Both Sides Clear, 9 x 12 Inches, 25 per Box (46912) • Amazon Business $20.47 1 $20.47
12 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back And ON/OFF Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown(White,Blue,Orange) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Storage Pockets • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
2 Pack Solid Black Decorative Throw Cushion Pillow Cover Cushion Sleeve for 20”x 20” Insert , 100 Percent Cotton • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Small Double Sided Table Top Pocket Chart – By Essex Wares – For Individual or Small Group Usage in a Classroom or at Home – Fits Standard 3” Sentence Strips and Cards (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Carson-Dellosa Deluxe Calendar Pocket Chart • $14.02 1 $14.02
MINA LOBATA Throw Pillow Covers 18x18 Inch Set of 4 Cotton Linen Decorative Cushion Case for Sofa Car Home and Bedroom (Leisure time) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
TYH Supplies Set of 10 Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
TREND enterprises, Inc. Notebook Paper Wipe-Off Chart, 22" x 28" • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Aremazing Colorful Letters Cotton Linen Home Decor Pillowcase Throw Pillow Cushion Cover 18 x 18 Inches (Dream big) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
WS158 - Write & Wipe White Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
Sparco Bulldog Clip, Magnetic Back, Size 2, 2-1/4-Inch Wide, 1/2-Inch Capacity, 12 per Box, SR (SPR58507) • Amazon Business $4.43 1 $4.43
NF9763 - White Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
Pacon Dry Erase Sentence Strips, 3-Inches by 12 -Inches, White, 30 Strips (5187) • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66

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