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Mrs. Dougherty from Upper Darby PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful and Creative Classroom Collaboration!

Help me give my students stack stools, chair bands, and other resources to create opportunities to foster curiosity and creativity with hands-on learning tools.

  • $340 goal

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My Students

I am a first-grade teacher to a group of twenty-six wonderfully diverse, creative, and curious students. For my students, this is their first experience in a full-day classroom setting. The students come in excited to learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Building relationships and learning through hands-on experiences are key components to creating a positive learning environment.

In our classroom, we learn, grow, make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes together. Using hands-on materials will provide my students with authentic learning involvement.

My Project

Working together to solve problems and have discussions with peers allows students to learn from one another. These experiences encourage a positive learning environment where students learn to grow and feel confident in themselves. These tools will allow for group work and collaboration between various learning styles and levels.

Learning is more than a paper and pencil; it is about creating hands-on experiences for students.

By using the stack stools for flexible seating, I will be able to provide opportunities for my students to learn the way that meets their needs.

It is important for me to provide my students with the opportunity to learn in their least restrictive environment. This includes tools and learning games that will engage my students to become active learners, such as large dice and dry erase sheets to engage students in their learning. They will be able to use the "desk bands" to help keep the student focused by being able to quietly and safely move their bodies.

The large dice will allow students to manipulate addition and subtraction sentences during centers.

A large part of first grade is learning to read. The resealable bags and the large plastic envelopes will be great for students to go "shopping for books" in our classroom library. The students will choose books on their level and books that interest them. They will use the bags to keep their books safe in their desks. The large plastic envelopes will allow the students to take books home that are ON THEIR LEVEL. This is key because the students will be able to decode and practice this book with their families.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.76 1 $51.76
Tatuo 20 Pieces Latex Stretch Foot Bands Chair Bands Fidget Chair Band for School Home Kids Sensory Needs Using • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Table Dots Dry Erase Circles by Classroom Coach PET Vinyl for Easy Erasing - Set of 21 Multicolor Circles Decals for Tables or Walls! Great Teacher Classroom Supplies (21) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
ClearlyBags Reclosable Plastic Bag 12"x15" 6-mil Zip Lock pk/50 • Amazon Business $26.85 1 $26.85
SUNEE Dry Erase Pockets 30 Pack - Reusable & Oversized 10" x 14" - Clear Durable Plastic Sleeves with 2 Rings for Classroom Organization, Teacher and School Supplies • Amazon Business $24.65 1 $24.65
5 Tier - Plastic Desk Letter Organizer Tray, Stackable Office Desktop Document Paper Storage, Front Load File Holder, Portrait, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JPSOR Poly Envelope Folder - 36 8-Color Clear Plastic Envelope with Snap Button Closure - A4 Size • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Home Dr Pink Contact Paper15.8" X 118"Decorative Self Adhesive Film Vinyl Contact Paper for Countertops Kitchen Cabinet Waterproof Removable Shelf Paper Leave No Trace Surfaces Easy to Clean • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Kicko Foam Dice Set - 24 Pack of Assorted Colorful Big Square Blocks - Perfect for Building Blocks, Educational Toys, Math Teaching, Pastime, Party Favors and Supplies • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Pencil Grip Original Universal Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 6 Count, Assorted Colors (TPG-11106) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Sunmns 3 Inches Giant Wiggle Eyes with Self Adhesive, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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