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Ms. Gardocki from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dance Classroom Essentials to Meet Our Full Potential!

Help me give my students the storage, cleaning and classroom materials they need to start next year with a safe and effective classroom!

  • $477 goal

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My Students

My students are at a Title I school in Oklahoma City. We are a brand new middle school, placed in an old elementary school building. Most of our students are coming in with very little experience in fine arts and are excited to have this opportunity.

Our school seeks to combine a diverse population of student interests that provide a rich variety of experiences and worldviews.

Our school is home to students who come from a variety of races, academic abilities, and backgrounds. Approximately 90% of our students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

My Project

Cleaning supplies, storage, & classroom essentials -- oh my! This project will help to start the school year with everything we need to make the dance classroom clean, safe, and stocked with essential supplies. This project will help us get cleaning supplies like disinfectant, dusters, and mirror cleaner. With the current situation, having enough cleaning supplies is crucial to having a safe year.

Some of our students lack the financial resources to maintain their school supplies through the year, and often are not prepared for the daily upkeep of personal hygiene that comes with being in middle school.

This is why I have added many essentials including pencils, staples, rubber bands, spray deodorant, band-aids, feminine hygiene products, and more to this list.

I have also included things specific to learning dance, like the speaker. My students love working in groups to choreograph their own dances, but I only have one big speaker. If they are in the same room, they cannot always hear their music. The speaker, audio cables and surge protector will help enhance the students' learning and create a space where students can collaborate and improve together.

There are also many items that will help the dance classroom become an efficient space that will also be able to showcase student work. Things like the paper trimmer, laminator and sheets, and step stool will help create projects and assignments quicker and put them on display for the students to see. The storage bins and wall backpack hangers will help to clear clutter and organize the dance costumes in a way that's easy for the students to find and to make sure they are staying in great condition for performances. I have also added some motivational posters to keep the dance room a positive space for students to learn

Ms. Gardocki
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iris Stack & Pull 12.9 Qt. Latch Lid Storage Bin, Navy/Clear (100306) • Staples Advantage $9.09 4 $36.36
Cosco 2.35'H Steel Step Stool (11135CLG1E) • Staples Advantage $34.69 1 $34.69
IRIS Stack & Pull 54 Qt. Latch Lid Storage Box, Clear (100242) • Staples Advantage $13.54 2 $27.08
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator Machine • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Logitech Z50 980-000797 Portable Speaker, Gray • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
AmazonBasics Paper Trimmer - 12-Inch Blade, 10 Sheet Capacity • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
OUSHINAN Rustic Entryway Hooks | 20 Pack of Black Wall Mounted Vintage Double Coat Hangers with Large Metal Screws Included • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
ALWAYS Ultra Thin Size 1 Regular Pads Without Wings Unscented, 44 Count, pack of 3 • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
Dove Cotton Soft Antiperspirant Spray, International Version, 150ml (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $15.86 1 $15.86
NXT Technologies 6-Outlet Surge Protector, 8' Cord, 900 Joules (NX54314) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Swiffer Dusters Blend Refills, Yellow, 11/Box (99035) • Staples Advantage $14.19 1 $14.19
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages for Wound Care & First Aid, Assorted Sizes, 100 ct, Beige • Amazon Business $4.92 2 $9.84
Staples Economy Rubber Bands, #33, 1 lb. Bag, 820/Pack (28619-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.30 1 $9.30
Tampax Pearl Tampons Regular Absorbency with LeakGuard Braid, Unscented, 50 Count • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
AUX Cable For Car, iVanky [2-Pack/4ft, Hi-Fi Sound, Copper Shell] 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Cable AUX Cord Compatible with Car Stereo, Beats, Headphone, Smartphone, iPhone, iPod, Echo, Speaker, Sony-Black • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Windex Window & Glass Cleaner, Unscented, 32 Oz. (695237) • Staples Advantage $5.74 1 $5.74
Swiffer Dusters Heavy Duty Blend Kit, Yellow (16942) • Staples Advantage $5.74 1 $5.74
Barker Creek 13-3/8" x 19" Gold Shine On Poster Duet Set, 2 Posters/Set • Staples Advantage $5.29 1 $5.29
Sustainable Earth All-Purpose Cleaner, 32 oz. (SEB641032-A-CC) • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples, 1/4" Length, 210/Per Strip, 5,000/Box (35450) • Staples Advantage $3.78 1 $3.78

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