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Ms. C. from Portland OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Dynamic Classroom

My students need basic school supplies to be successful, visuals to help them learn, academic games to create a fun learning environment, and sensory items to make them work hard and feel calm.

  • $439 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and many have remained at our school from Pre-K to 8th grade. Middle school can be a tough place to navigate and can sometimes cause some anxiety for 5th graders who have become 6th graders that are now in middle school and 8th graders about to make that move to high school. Emotionally, the students are eager to fit in but still sometimes need another place to learn or get that extra help in order to be at the goal of grade level. These students are eager, smart, and funny, they enjoy coming to school everyday and building relationships with staff and peers. This community is amazing and holds education in high regard. I am privileged to be their teacher and hope to get some things to keep their skills sharp and get them to their individual goals!

My Project

These materials I've chosen will help my students learn, many of them have varying abilities in academic and social areas. Sometimes they are 2 grade levels behind, by having the supplies to start out the school year they can be confident in their classroom and teacher. Basic supplies for the students such as markers, colored pencils, pens, pencils, a sharpener, and markers will make starting the day off easy. Students will not need to worry about basic supplies and I can freely give them what they need for their multiple classes or let them do their many projects in my classroom with the supplies readily available. The visual timers help them see the "end" and make work production higher. The games are academic incentives for listening and doing the best they can while working. These make it so they can still be in a learning environment at all times even when playing a game that helps with vocabulary. The flash cards and math worksheets will help with our math holes and get students to understand concepts such as multiplication and division by memorization. The sensory items will help with calming strategies and emotional regulation. I'm ready to start to school year with my new students and have them be confident that they don't have to worry about pencils or pens, or many of the items they will need to be successful.

Ms. C.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources LER6900 Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Time Tracker • Amazon Business $27.40 1 $27.40
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Charcoal) • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
168 Colored Pencils - 168 Count Including 12 metallic & 8 Fluorescence Vibrant Colors (No Duplicates) Art Drawing Colored Pencils Set for Adult Coloring Books, Sketching, Painting • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.82 1 $22.82
BIC Clic Stic Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm) Black, 24-Count • Amazon Business $10.10 2 $20.20
14 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Bike Chain,Marble Fidget Toys,Rainbow Magic Sensory Balls,Squeeze a Bean Soybeans,Mesh Squishy Grape Ball for Stress Relax • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
16 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys-Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Balls/Bike Chain/Mesh And Marble Toy/Squeeze-a-Bean Soybean/Stretch String Toy for ADD ADHD Stress Relax • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Sharpie 75846 Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Edupress Classwords Game, Grade 5 (EP63753) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Edupress Classwords Game, Grade 3 (EP63751) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Remedia Publications REM503 Multiplication Timed Math Drills Book, 0.1" Height, 8.5" Wide, 11" Length • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Division 0 to 12 Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Addition 0 to 12 (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Multiplication 0 to 12 Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Fractions Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.39 1 $2.39

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