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Mrs. Hooten from Bedford IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating, Gardening, & Organizing

My students need a colored printer, storage containers, shelves, fabric markers, Cricut Explorer Air 2 for the classroom, and garden items.

  • $1,228 goal

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My Students

I have a classroom of twenty-seven fifth-grade students who love to learn new things. Over 27% of my students have learning and/or behavioral disabilities. I need to keep their attention by varying the activities in and out of the classroom. Our small southern Indiana school is a school-wide Title I facility in which funds are limited. Close to 350 students attend our elementary school. We have eighteen classrooms of children. 72% of our students received free and reduced breakfast, lunch, and book fees. Our school works hard to offer many additional after-school opportunities for our K-5 students like Green Thumbs, Running Club, and Drama Club.

My Project

Although I teach fifth grade, making class projects that cover state standards fun is a must-do! Leaf Collection Portfolios, States and Historical Character posters, weekly stations, bulletin boards, etc. will look fantastic with the use of the Cricut Explore 2 Air, its supplies, and tools. We also need fabric markers for an upcoming project.

With twenty-seven students in our classroom, we are in need of space.

We want to organize our room with new shelves and different sized storage containers. Constructing the shelves will teach the children many skills. Students are more organized when they are able to find school items in a quick way.

Mrs. Hooten
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air™ 2 Mint Machine + EVERYTHING Starter Set • Cricut $299.00 1 $299.00
Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner • Walmart $219.00 1 $219.00
Muscle Rack 48"W x 24"D x 72"H 5-Shelf Steel Shelving, Black • Walmart $59.87 2 $119.74
24" Flare Self-Watering Plastic Window Box • Walmart $8.86 10 $88.60
Sterilite, 12 Qt./11.4 L Storage Box, White, Available in Case of 15 • Walmart $34.75 2 $69.50
Sterilite 20 Qt./18.9 L Storage Box, White, Available in Case of 6 • Walmart $19.60 3 $58.80
Muscle Rack 36"W x 18"D x 56"H Four-Shelf Resin Shelving, Black • Walmart $37.47 1 $37.47
Element SoakerPRO 50 ft Water Hose • Walmart $7.97 4 $31.88
Bottle Crew Wide Mouth Spray Bottle, 32 fl oz • Walmart $2.98 10 $29.80
Tulip Fabric Markers Fine and Brush Tip, 25pk, Assorted • Walmart $21.23 1 $21.23

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