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Mrs. Caspescha from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Independent Thinkers!

Help me give my students basic tools such as a big book holder, anchor chart paper, and clipboards to help foster their independent learning.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are curious, smart and caring individuals who need a classroom to match! All of my students come from an urban and sometimes unsafe environment. I strive to make sure that they know in my classroom they are all safe and loved. Most students are from low-income households and struggle with challenging home lives yet they always come to school excited and ready to learn!

Each student is unique and I want to be able to provide a classroom with tools that can tailored to their individual learning plans.

The sense of excitement that they bring to school each day is infectious! They bring such a great sense of exploration and curiosity to school each day and I want to be able to foster a love of learning for each of them.

My Project

Big books are a fun and exciting way to access literature but I have nowhere to safely store them. I would love my students to be able to independently access them without causing damage to the books.

Students in my class are encouraged to be as independent and organized as possible.

Being able to give them tools like a clipboard, toothbrush holder(for their pencils), and individual whiteboard markers that they are responsible for helps to foster these attributes.

Anchor charts are used all over our classroom to help students access information independently so that they can help each other or continue with their work without becoming frustrated. Large and small chart paper help to create these in large or small group settings.

Mrs. Caspescha
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK STORAGE 4 POCKET BIG BOOK MOBILE • School Specialty $165.87 1 $165.87
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads (559VAD6PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $90.04 1 $90.04
Post-it Super Sticky Mini Easel Pad, 15 x 18 inches, 20 sheets/pad, 6 pads, White Drawing Pad and Self Stick Flip Chart Paper • Amazon Business $69.33 1 $69.33
EXPO 82001 Low-Odor Bullet Black Dry Erase Markers For Use On Whiteboards, Glass and Non-porous Surfaces; Ideal for Classrooms, Offices and Homes, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.46 4 $41.84
Plastic Toothbrush Case -Tojwi 6pcs Six Colors Portable Dust-proof Toothbrush Cases Toothbrushes Holder for Daily and Travel Use • Amazon Business $6.59 6 $39.54
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Dry Erase Surface Cleaner, 8oz Spray Bottle [Set of 2] • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09

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