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Mrs. Grombacher from Mesa AZ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating an Optimal Learning Environment Through Organization

My students need a bookshelf, storage bins, and labels to help organize and manage classroom materials.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

I am lucky to teach an incredible group of third graders. Our school is Title I and we currently have 73% of our kids receiving free or reduced rate lunch. Each student who enters my classroom is unique and no two students are at the same place academically.

My job as a teacher is to teach my students third grade concepts as well as life lessons that will help them throughout their lifetime.

Children need to be taught how to organize and care for their belongings and materials. Organization is a skill that will help prepare my students for the real world.

My Project

Organization is key to creating an optimal learning environment for students. My job, as their teacher, is to help mold them into successful individuals in all aspects of life. Just like reading and math, children need to be taught how to manage and care for their classroom materials.

An efficient classroom environment opens the door to increased student learning and helps manage behavior.

With only 180 school days a year, I want to maximize every minute of every day. Teaching my students that 'everything' has a home, will allow for quick transitions, respect for classroom materials, and teach necessary life skills.

The bookshelf and storage bins will be used to organize student resources such as math manipulatives, center rotation materials, and community supplies. The colored paper trays will be used to differentiate assignments based on subject. Additionally, students' folders will be labeled to help students establish a routine when putting work into their desk.

Mrs. Grombacher
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advantus Photo Keeper Box with 6 Individual Clear Photo Cases, Holds up to 600 Photos, Embellishment and Craft Storage Containers, 61989 • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
STERILITE Box Clip Medium Clear • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
PAG Office Supplies 6 Tier Wall Mounted Wood Document & File Organizer Mail Sorter Magazine Holder Rack, White • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
DIY Adjustable Bookcase, Bookshelf with 9 Book Shelves, Home Furniture Storage • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
Pendaflex Glow Hanging File Folders, 1/5 Letter, Assorted, 25/Pack • Staples Advantage $14.99 2 $29.98
Staples Inkjet/Laser Address Labels, 30 Labels Per Sheet, White, 1"H x 2 5/8"W, 3,000 Labels/Bx • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Akro-Mils 10126 26 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 10-1/4-Inch by 6-3/8-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $24.70 1 $24.70
Sterilite 19698606 Mini Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
AmazonBasics Foldable Storage Cubes - 6-Pack, Black • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Pendaflex Recycled Hanging Folders, Letter Size, Aqua, 1/5 Cut, 25/BX (81616) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
IRIS Desktop File Box, Small, Clear • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
TT192BO - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192BP - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192BL - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192BB - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192GB - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192BY - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

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