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Ms. Teel from Danbury CT is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Positive Classroom Environment

Help me give my students a positive classroom environment that supports and is inclusive to all students. All of the supplies will help me create activities that foster student growth and help students reach their potential.

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Low-income households with high hoping students, that is the makeup of my classroom. I teach at the most diverse school in the state of Connecticut. I have learned so much about the world through the eyes of my talented students over the last eight years. Ironically, as worldly as my students may seem, many of them have never been outside of the city lines of Danbury. We are the largest high school in the state, reaching the poorest of the poor in the community.

Many of my students are visual learners, but often struggle to understand some of the references made in class.

I try to provide as many aides as possible, but it gets hard with limited resources. I want to make the curriculum meaningful for my students. This is especially true for the Shakespeare unit. Shakespearian plays were meant to be seen and heard. I show my students clips from the movie adaptations, but I want to provide them with greater experience and connection to the text, especially beyond one they could get on their couch watching Netflix. I want to make Shakespeare's words come alive right before their eyes.

My Project

The supplies I am asking for will help to foster a positive learning environment for all of my students. I am asking for basic supplies and resources that unfortunately are not provided by the school. All of the supplies are colorful and meaningful in some way to both me and my students because of how they will be used.

In order for students to succeed, they need to feel comfortable in the environment in which they are learning.

The stools will be used to allow students flexible seating and will be perfect for small groups. The posters enforce positive messages of equality and self-love.

I hope that you will consider donating and help me create a positive learning environment for my students

Ms. Teel
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) $64.87 1 $64.87
Pocket Pro 33 Dry Erase Pockets | Clear Plastic Reusable Sleeves | Multi-Colored Sheets | 10 x 14 inches | Teacher Supplies for Classroom Organization 33 Pack $38.98 1 $38.98
For All Womenkind - Wall Decor Poster Print - Modern Feminism Fine Art Display (Framed) $29.99 1 $29.99
IRIS USA Medium Modular Supply Case, 10 Pack $21.68 1 $21.68
For the Love of Frida 2021 Wall Calendar: Art and Words Inspired by Frida Kahlo $14.99 1 $14.99
Martin Luther King Poster - Pop-Art Portrait - Wall Poster for Room Decor - Birthday Gift for Men Women (11x14) $13.99 1 $13.99
Beauty Has No Skin Tone Poster, 11x17 Inches, Wall Art Print, Girls Women, Love, Equality $12.99 1 $12.99
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Blue, 12-Count $11.60 1 $11.60

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