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Ms. Kelley- kELLs ELs from Trenton NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coming to an American Classroom!

Help me give my students a culturally responsive learning environment to make learning more relevant and meaningful. Help them feel a sense of belonging and experience the affirmation of their identities.

  • $1,891 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English Learners (ELs) from many different countries such as: Liberia, Haiti, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Dominica; my English Learners span the globe with diverse experiences, require different organizational structures and instructional supports based on their English language proficiency levels to address their specific literacy, numeracy, academic development, and cultural needs.

Most of my students are Newcomers and SLIFE, students with limited and interrupted formal education.

For many of my students, this is their first time in school for many years. This is their first time in an American school, and they are excited and eager to learn.

My Project

The flags, baskets, and multicultural materials will incorporate the cultures of my students in their learning environment. Seeing the flag of your country in your classroom, lets a student know, we value and respect where you come from. When students see a basket, they connect to a place, they call home; they remember, and feel empowered by their uniqueness, seeing decorations in their classroom that are culturally relevant. We all belong!

The multicultural art materials will allow my students to create themselves as they are, and proudly represent the diversity of our classroom.

The photo cards will assist my students in acquiring and expanding their acquisition of the English language. Photo cards are an effective way for students to learn to develop vocabulary.

The pocket charts, caddies, magnetic strips, and paper trays, will allow students to organize and manage the many materials utilize to teach Newcomers and SLIFES.

Ms. Kelley- kELLs ELs
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT794X - Store-It-All Rotating Caddies - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LC360Z - People Colors® Crayons - Dozen Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.50 1 $82.50
LA796 - Best-Buy Colored Pencils - Set of 300 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP708 - Answer Board Supply Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
VF540X - Reading Flash Card Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
LC386 - People Colors® Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 6 $53.94
AA248 - Building Language Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA627 - Teaching Tubs Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP506 - Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Handwoven Palm Tortilla Basket Keeper Warmer Made in Mexico (Small, Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
AZ FLAG 54 African Countries 16 Meters Bunting Flag 54 Flags 9'' x 6'' - 54 Nations of Africa String Flags 15 x 21 cm • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
African Fair Trade Large Round Grain Basket, Rainbow Stripe • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
LC168 - Jumbo People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
RY928 - Make-A-Face Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 3 $32.97
PP368 - Classroom Supplies Organization Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TA2633 - Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint - Grade 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.79 4 $27.16
SPC51693 - Black 4" Self-Adhesive Punch-Out Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
LC383 - People Colors® Craft Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 3 $23.97
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
LK297GR - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Honch Vinyl National Flag Country Map Stickers Pack 50 Pcs Country Flag Decals for Laptop Car Suitcase Water Bottle Helmet Truck • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
KT2903 - A-Z Letter Photo Card Accents • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Sajda Rugs Muslim Prayer Rug - Islamic Janamaz Sajadah Namaz Sajjadah Best Quality Turkish Prayer Mat Carpet (Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Riyidecor World Map Shower Curtains Geography Countries Capital Cities Blue Earth Textile Decor Bathroom Accessories Set Fabric Polyester Multicolour 72X72 Inch Free Hooks Included • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
SARA NELL African American Women Girl with Crown Shower Curtain,Waterproof Polyester Fabric,Afro Girls African Queen Princess Bath Curtains Bathroom Decorations Home Decor,72x72 Inches with 12 Hooks • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Passports Classic Accents (Variety Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $8.51 2 $17.02
LM557 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Pint - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Edupress EP-3304 Border World Continents, 3" Wide, 39" Length, 0.13" Height (12 Pieces per Set) • Amazon Business $8.15 2 $16.30
FG362 - File Folder Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LL336 - Magnetic Board Supply Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TC796 - Regular Magnetic Sentence Strip Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Mexican Decorations Papel Picado Banner -2 PACK -Colorful Tissue Coco Movie -20 Bright Plastic Panels (over 16 Feet Long Each) -Fiesta Party Birthday Festive Celebrations Cinco de Mayo- Handmade • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
meekoo 2 Pieces Grassflowers Folding Fans Bamboo Hand Held Chinese/Japanese Fan with 2 Fabric Sleeves for Protection, Gift for Women and Girls (Brown, Black, 2 Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ZDUM Alphabet Card, Interactive Fun Learning Wall Chart, Best Educational Toy at Daycare Preschool Kindergarten for Toddler & Child 26 PCS • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
LK936 - Economy Paintbrush Assortment - Set of 24 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
TC795 - Mini Magnetic Sentence Strip Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
STD8889 - Watercolor 4" Punch-Out Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
SHY33619 - Our World Globe Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
Paper Full of Wishes Festival Mexicano Large Plastic Papel Picado Banner, 9 Multi-Colored Panels 15 feet Long • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Edupress EP595 International Flags Spotlight Border, 3" x 39' Size, 3" Width, 3" Length, 3" Height • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
LL112YE - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112VT - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112RG - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112RD - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112GR - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112BU - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
NF9765 - Rainbow Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
SCD108324 - Sparkle & Shine Rainbow Polka Dot Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
SEP3304 - World Map Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
STE91352 - World Flags Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
STD8960 - Watercolor Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
LL131VT - Lid for Lakeshore Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131RD - Lid for Lakeshore Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131GR - Lid for Lakeshore Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131BU - Lid for Lakeshore Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131RG - Lid for Lakeshore Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131YE - Lid for Lakeshore Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$1,466.29

Vendor shipping charges

$88.30

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,606.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$283.51

Total project goal

$1,890.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,890.09

2 Donors

-$1,266.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,079.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$186.15

match offer

-$619.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$526.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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