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Mrs. Perez from Simi Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Independent Learners

Help me give my students organizational materials such as clipboards, pocket charts, and storage trays so they can be independent learners.

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My Students

I work at a Title I school. The majority of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and come from homes where English is their second language. A considerable percentage of the population is not meeting standards.

Many of my students come to school with little life experience.

They have not had the opportunity to experience things such as traveling on vacations or even watching a play at the theater. Even though they have daily obstacles to overcome, they come to school eager to learn. Once they enter my classroom, I want them to be assured that they are in a safe learning environment and that anything is possible!

My Project

Galileo said, “You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” In order to do this, I must create an organized classroom that sets up my students for success.

This project will give my students an organized classroom setting, which is crucial in creating a positive learning environment.

The pocket charts will be used to give my students the resources they need on a daily basis such as academic vocabulary. The classroom job pocket chart will allow all students to have a job, such as supplies manager and librarian. These jobs not only teach my students to be responsible, but they also help them realize that they are an important part of our classroom community. It will show them that all members are needed to make our classroom run smoothly. The remaining supplies such as the storage trays, the paper organizer, and clipboards will be used during their independent or group work time. All of these materials will lead to optimal success for all of my students!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

25 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Durable Classroom Pocket Chart, Black (573277) (Pocket Charts) • Amazon Business $16.16 2 $32.32
Safco Products Onyx Mesh 5 Sort Vertical Desktop Organizer 3256BL, Black Powder Coat Finish, Durable Steel Mesh Construction • Amazon Business $23.48 1 $23.48
SUNEE Plastic Clipboard Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip, Transparent, Opaque Color (Black, 12-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
Scholastic Classroom Resources Pocket Chart Class Jobs, Black (SC583864) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
TRAY STORAGE 10 X 13 X 3 BLACK PACK OF 5 • School Specialty $15.61 1 $15.61
LID 10 X 13 STORAGE TRAY TRANSLUCENT PACK OF 5 • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35

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