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Teacher Tillmon from Surprise AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Magical Atmosphere of Learning

Help me give my students a reading corner using Silver Marquee Letter,Battery Powered Lighted Letter Words and Signs for Home Bedroom Kids Nursery Study Room Table Wall Decor-Read

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are both inquisitive and excited about their learning journey. Everyday that we embark on our learning journey, they get very excited and engage in new topics and often relate those topics to their lives and cultures. They are excited about learning and they leave more excited than they came for the next day of learning!

What's makes my kids different is that they are the underdogs; these spectacular kids that require more help and in-depth teaching; they are the unwanted kids.

They come from various impoverished communities and backgrounds and because people have written them off. However, when they are given the right environment, tools and and support...my kids shine.

In my years of teaching, I have never been more inspired to give my children an excellent educational environment, they deserve every opportunity in the world and I plan to bend over backwards to give it to them.

My Project

Every item on my list will create a magical, inspiring, and organized atmosphere for students who don't have magic at home!

I want to create a modern and inviting reading corner with decals, chairs, signs and lights.

This will promote excitement about literacy and reading.

Most children are not able to buy school supplies, so I want to create starter kits for my fifth graders and show them that they are more than where they come from. School was my special home away from home when I was a child, I want my students to have a special home too.

Teacher Tillmon
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary • Amazon Business $16.67 5 $83.35
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Blue • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97
Marvel Superheroes Avengers Comic - Civil Wars - Captain America vs Iron-Man Giant Wall Decal Sticker bundle • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $27.25 1 $27.25
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $27.18 1 $27.18
Silver Marquee Letter,Battery Powered Lighted Letter Words and Signs for Home Bedroom Kids Nursery Study Room Table Wall Decor-Read • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Tuzico 8 Pairs (16pcs) Metal Bookends, 6.69" & 7.48" Tall Non Skid Bookend Supports, Heavy Duty Standard Bookends for Shelves, Table, Office and Home (Small & Medium Size, 4 Colors) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Avery 5-Tab Binder Dividers, Insertable Clear Big Tabs, 24 Sets (11113) • Amazon Business $11.51 2 $23.02
Sproutbrite Classroom Banner Decorations Vertical - Posters for Teachers - Educational, Motivational and Inspirational Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
bloom daily planners 2019-2020 Academic Year Desk/Wall Calendar (August 2019 Through July 2020) - 21" x 16" - Vintage Floral • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Marvel Spider-Man Wall Decal - Augmented Reality Spiderman Wall Decals For Bedroom - Avengers Bedroom Wall Decor - Sticker For Wall Decoration For Kid's Room • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Scissors, VERONES 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles & Stainless Steel Sharp Blades Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric Photos, More, 15-Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Office Desk Pad, 31.5" x 15.7" YSAGi Ultra Thin Waterproof PU Leather Mouse Pad, Dual Use Desk Writing Mat for Office/Home (31.5" x 15.7", Pink) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Colored Craft Masking Tape Multi-Colored Set - 12 Pieces Variety Set - Assorted Color Coded Rolls, Writable Easy Tear No Residue, Useful Tapes for Coding, Labeling, Fun DIY Art Supplies • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (31) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
MAFENT Dr Seuss The More That You Read The More Things You Will Know Quotes Wall Decal Sticker for Home Decor (Dark Brown) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
CrazyFire String Lights, LED Fairy String Light 33ft 100 LEDs Waterproof Decorative Starry Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Parties (Copper Wire Lights, Cool White) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Maddott 4-Pocket 2 Hooks Hanging Wall Organizer for Magazines, Notebooks, File Storage Folders (Gray Stripe) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
EasyPAG Mesh Desk Organizer 9 Components Office Accessories Supply Caddy with Drawer,Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Eureka Walt Disney Vertical Classroom Banner, All Our Dreams, Measures 45 x 12" • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$430.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.92

Total project goal

$586.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.15

7 Donors

-$390.00

Donations toward project cost

-$335.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$191.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$162.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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