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Ms. O. from Saint Johns FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Create Creative Thinkers

My students need materials like art supplies, storage containers, and journals to thrive in our rigorous honors course.

  • $611 goal

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My Students

Every single day, I am blown away by 140 teenagers. These students are accomplished, articulate, passionate, and inquisitive. Thinking back on my high school years, I am not sure that I could compete with the students of today. I have the pleasure of teaching Honors English and an ESOL support class (students who immigrated from the US and need support learning English) at an academically driven high school.

My students take demanding dual enrollment, AP, and honors classes and consistently rise to the challenge; they deserve the best instruction I can give them.

I strive to provide my students with a comfortable, inviting, and stimulating environment while continuously challenging them to always keep improving. These children walk a fine line between thriving and breaking under the many demands placed upon them. They require a space where they feel secure enough to explore new ideas, texts, and writing styles without fear of failure. I want to be able to infuse rigor and out of the box thinking into my instruction using creative methods---allowing these students to grow and learn in refreshing, interesting ways that do not feel like rote learning.

My Project

My students need supplies, such as markers, colored paper, dry erase markers, that can be used to foster creativity and original thinking as we work through demanding English Language Arts standards. Honors English classes can be very overwhelming with literature, research, writing, and presentations; therefore, I'd like to give my students an outlet to express themselves through writing with these journals. Ideally, I would like to promote original thinking and arm these hard-working students with the tools to express themselves, while conquering our subject.

Using student-centered methods and creative projects will allow my stressed students not only to succeed but learn in a way that is rigorous yet fun.

I would like to use a smartboard to enhance our daily lessons; art supplies are essential to creating projects, and organizational items like a storage center, a portable whiteboard system, and a 10 drawer organizer will help facilitate learning. After students have finished, their projects will be proudly displayed and celebrated within the classroom, creating an environment that is personal and inspiring. With your assistance, I aspire to create a class where the students thrive and, at the same time, give them a bright spot in their schedule.

Ms. O.
Grades 9-12

This project will reach 140 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Ipevo 5-866-1-08-00 IS-01 Portable Interactive Whiteboard System • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
Crayola Bulk Markers, Ultra Clean, Broad Line, 200 Count Classpack, Washable • Amazon Business $56.04 1 $56.04
School Smart Multi-Purpose Butcher Kraft Paper Roll, 40 lb, 36 inches x 1000 feet, White • Amazon Business $49.86 1 $49.86
Seville Classics She16210 15.51-Inch By15.4-Inch by 38.2-Inch 10 Drawer Organizer • Amazon Business $42.17 1 $42.17
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count, With a Pack of 24 Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point • Amazon Business $24.72 1 $24.72
Silicon Valley Startup Supplies (High Quality Whiteboard Surface) Peel and Stick Wall Decal (Always Erases) Large Sticker (2ft x 6.5ft Cut to Size) Great for Lessons, Messages Ideas Brainstorming Etc • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
XIDUOBAO A5 Size PU Leather Colorful Writing Journals Diary Notebook Daily Notepad Cute Travel Journal to write in with Lined Paper (Set of 4,Random Color) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $17.55 1 $17.55
Lineon 108 Colors Gel Pens Set, Gel Pen for Adult Coloring Books Journals Drawing Doodling Art Markers • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
American Crafts Pebbles Paper Pad, 12 x 12-Inch, Homemade, 48-Pack • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count Set, Pre-sharpened • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Sharpie 1829201 Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
Sharpie 25053 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54

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