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Ms. Bien-Aime from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Supplies Equals Happy Students

Help me give my students the classroom they deserve with much needed supplies such a an easel pad, laminator and copy paper.

  • $660 goal

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My Students

I am a 6th grade middle school special education math teacher. I have noticed that my students are most engaged when the classroom is visually stimulating. Research has shown creating a visually stimulating environment fosters critical thinking skills, reasoning helps to gain conceptual understanding of math concepts. My students have a variety of learning needs that require multiple entry points, such as visuals throughout the classroom, resource cards and other teacher made materials. They require hands on learning where they can create and observe activities that require physical exploration, especially in math where students are afraid of numbers.

As a special education teacher, the traditional style of teaching no longer suit the students needs because of their varying levels and skills the classroom must have differentiation tasks, use of technology and visuals aids.

Kinesthetic activities have a great impact on my students as they like to move around the classroom. This gives them a sense of freedom and choice. With your help, I can begin to take the steps to make the classroom visually friendly, with math manipulatives to help my students achieve their goals this year.

My Project

As a teacher working in a Title I school, supplies are very hard to come by. As a math teacher, my approach is a project based environment. The large anchor chart paper is for students to engage in group work, the laminating machine will be used to laminate and create project based stations. Most of students my tend to not have pencils handy. I provide all the tools, they need including dry erase boards, erasers, pencils, dry erase markers, to maximize instructional time. Most of the work involves data and teaching to data, I would like students to track their progress by having a hanging file folder that is easily accessible to them, parents and administrator as their portfolio.

Ms. Bien-Aime
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 44 students.

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Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $38.71 3 $116.13
13 inches Laminator, Blusmart Multiple Function A3 Laminator with 25 Laminating Pouches, Paper Cutter, Corner Rounder Laminate for A3,A4,A5,A6 • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 10 Ream Case (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $46.70 1 $46.70
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
40 Pack of Dry Erase Markers (12 ASSORTED COLORS WITH 7 EXTRA BLACK) - Thick Barrel Design - Perfect Pens For Writing on Whiteboards, Dry-Erase Boards, Mirrors, Windows, All White Board Surfaces • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
DYMO Label Maker with 3 Bonus Labeling Tapes | LetraTag 100H Handheld Label Maker & LT Label Tapes, Easy-to-Use, Great for Home & Office Organization • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
White Wood Bulletin Board Border Straight Border Trim for Classroom Decoration 36ft • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Collapsible File Box Storage Organizer with lid - Decorative Linen Hanging File Box with Handles - Letter/Legal Office File Storage Box - Metal brackets for Easier Document Storage - Gray • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Colorful Chalkboard Scalloped Borders • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Pendaflex Hanging File Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 1/5-Cut Adjustable Tabs, 25 Per Box (81663) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
File Folder – Letter Size – 1/3 Top Tab with Assorted Positions – Red – Box of 100 • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, Black, 24" x 60', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Colorations Prima-Color Fade-Resistant Paper Rolls, Turquoise, Arts and Crafts, 48" x 60', Drawing, Finger Painting, Paint, Watercolor, Wall Art, Bulletin Boards, Kids Crafts • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.02 2 $14.04
TAIKBA 48 Pack Dry Erase Erasers Magnetic, Whiteboard Eraser Kits for Kids Home Office School for Cleaning Dry Erase Markers on Glassboard White Board (Blue Red Green Yellow) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sticky Notes 3x3, Bright Colorful Stickies, 12 Pads 1200 Sheets Total, Strong Sticking Memo Pads, 6 Colors (Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, Rose) • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57

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