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Dr. Amaro from Plainfield NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating English Language!

Help me give my students notebooks, index cards, markers and stickies easel pads as they are used on a regular basis in my classroom to learn new vocabulary, craft projects and work in small groups.

  • $540 goal

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My Students

My extraordinary students are learning English as a second or third language. My students are from diverse backgrounds and their origins are from Latin America. They migrated to the United States in search of a better eduction, since in most of their countries the education system is limited due to lack of schools in rural areas. Some of my students fled extreme violence and corruption. They are caring, respectful and humble persons with a big kind heart.

The majority of my students work after school and on the weekends in order to help their families and contribute to the household income.

They qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. These circumstances do not impede them from going to school everyday and giving their very best in order to get a good education. They are hungry for knowledge and for learning English because they know that it will improve their lives and provide a better future.

As English language learners, my students practice the language everyday in writing, speaking, listening and reading. Art is one way to be creative and express themselves in my classroom. Many resources are utilized in order for my students to learn the language and feel empowered.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will be used to learn English vocabulary, to provide notebooks for students who cannot afford one and to make learning in groups creative and full of color. Students will create projects using the duct tape, markers, pens, easel, index cards and other materials requested and will learn how to cite and find the main ideas while using their highlighters.

My students love to learn and these materials will help them develop good study habits as well as be creative and learn how to work cooperatively.

All the materials will be used as a classroom community and the notebooks and markers will be given to those students that do not have one for my class.

Dr. Amaro
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Ruled 3" x 5" Index Cards, White, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $6.99 10 $69.90
Staples 3 Subject Notebook, 8" x 10.5", Wide Ruled, 120 Sheets, Assorted, 3/Pack (11669) • Staples Advantage $6.21 10 $62.10
Musgrave Happy Birthday From Your Teacher Motivational/Fun Pencils, Pack of 144 (MUS2267G) • Staples Advantage $40.68 1 $40.68
KaiserColour Gel Pens 48/Pkg-Pastel, Glitter, Metallic & Neon; 12ea • Staples Advantage $35.99 1 $35.99
Staples Stickies Easel Pads, 25" x 30", White, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Carton (23447) • Staples Advantage $35.54 1 $35.54
Sharpie Fine Point Pen, Fine Pen Point Type • Staples Advantage $32.99 1 $32.99
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count (1949558) • Staples Advantage $22.89 1 $22.89
Esselte Oxford Ruled 3" x 5" Index Card, Assorted, 100/Pack (40280) • Staples Advantage $4.49 5 $22.45
Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Yellow, Dozen (25005) • Staples Advantage $6.87 3 $20.61
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Color Ink, 12/Pack (74423) • Staples Advantage $18.89 1 $18.89
Max Duct Tape, 1.88" X 35 Yds, 3" Core, White • Staples Advantage $17.59 1 $17.59
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24/Pack (75846) • Staples Advantage $16.21 1 $16.21
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Markers, Telescoping Marker Tower, 50/Count • Staples Advantage $14.69 1 $14.69
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.92 1 $7.92
Post-it Die-Cut Shaped Notepads, 2.6" x 2.6" Assorted Colors, Star-Shaped, 75 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Pack (7350-STR) • Staples Advantage $4.19 1 $4.19

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