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Mrs. Sanzetenea from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Supplies for Bilingual Kindergarteners!

My students need basic (and developmentally appropriate) classroom supplies such as a new classroom rug, seat sacks, paper, pencils, folders, notebooks, glue, crayons, dry erase markers, and so much more!

  • $1,810 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten students are part of a 50/50 Dual Language program, meaning that I teach them for half of the day in English and the other half in Spanish. They usually enroll in this program because their families come from countries like Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Though they live in one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods of Philadelphia, these families are committed to their children's education. They go to great lengths to get their kids to school every day and to support them in their studies, in spite of serious hardships.

These parents want their kids to be equally literate and fluent in English and Spanish because they understand that this comes with both cultural and cognitive benefits that will improve their chances in life!

Dual language programs like ours do not just improve our students' sense of heritage and identity, but also their academic and professional opportunities. In my classroom, we see the value of cultivating literacy skills in both languages simultaneously, and we all learn from one another, no matter what our language dominance is. This creates a safe and supportive environment where all students and family members can thrive.

My Project

Learning in two languages takes a lot of time, effort, and most of all, materials! My Kindergarteners and their families are super hardworking and committed, but often cannot provide the basic materials necessary for our classroom.

This project will supply my students with developmentally appropriate basics such as a beautiful new classroom rug, primary notebooks and pencils for early writing, art supplies for creative exploration, and portfolios, folders and seat sacks to organize their work.

After seven years of teaching Dual Language Kindergarten, I have a wealth of pedagogical materials, but these consumables must be replenished every year as my kindergarteners feed their insatiable need for knowledge! Please help us shoulder this considerable financial burden!

Mrs. Sanzetenea
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC842 - Natural Accents Leaves Classroom Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00
JJ110X - Regular At-Your-Seat Storage Sack - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.60 3 $238.80
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder, For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot. Assorted - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $26.50 6 $159.00
AmazonBasics D-Ring Binders - 2-inch, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $13.99 8 $111.92
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 10 Ream Case (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $42.50 2 $85.00
Mead Primary Journal Creative Story Tablet, Grades K-2 (09554) 12 Pack • Amazon Business $32.80 2 $65.60
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 3" Core, 1.88" x 54.6 Yards, 6-Rolls (3850-6) • Amazon Business $22.95 2 $45.90
Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie Tri-Write Triangular Shaped Intermediate #2 Pencils Without Erasers, Box of 36, Yellow (13044) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.98 1 $42.98
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $42.89 1 $42.89
TecUnite 16 Pieces Zipper Mesh Pouch Invoice Holder Bag A6 Size for Checks Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag Cosmetics Supplies Travel Accessories • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 2 Boxes, 24 Markers Total • Amazon Business $23.75 1 $23.75
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Staples 52477-P12 Invisible Tape 12 Pack (Each 36 yards) • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
Gaffer Power Spike Tape - Premium Grid and Line Striping Adhesive Tape | Dry Erase Tape for Whiteboard | Art Tape| Pinstripe Tape for Floors, Stages, Sets, Metal | 5 Colors - Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
2pk 2" GREEN Durable Rubber Adhesive PVC Vinyl Sealing Coding Warning OSHA Caution Marking Safety Electrical Removable Floor Tape (1.88IN 48MM) 36 yard 7 mil • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70

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