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Ms. DeSorbo from Spring Lake NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Decorating a Classroom that Inspires, Uplifts, and Encourages!

Help me give my students an inspiring, colorful, and engaging classroom that they will be excited and proud to come to everyday!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students this year are a lively, inquisitive, and creative bunch. They love to learn and explore the world around them. My students come from many different socioeconomic households. Most are from low income one parent households and others are military connected. We have several students who suffer from ADD/ADHD, ODD, and other learning disabilities. No matter their background or family life, they strive to be the best students they can be.

My goal is to give my superheroes a warm, cozy, and safe environment.

I want them to be able to come to a place where they feel safe and comfortable! I strive to give my students a fun and engaging classroom where they can learn and grow. We are a tech-based, hands-on learning classroom. We strive to prepare our students to be twenty-first century learners. STEM is important and my students love this time of the day. They are amazing engineers, artists, and coders. I love what I do, and I wouldn't change a thing!

My Project

Where you learn is as important as what you learn when you spend most of the day in a classroom. Creating an inspiring, bright, and fun environment helps motivate students to learn; therefore, this is my focus for the next school year.

Next year, I want to surround my superheroes with motivational posters, bright colors, and engaging decor to create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning!

I want to change the mindset of my superheroes. I want them to feel encouraged, uplifted, and motivated to learn. The glitter posters I am requesting have motivational sayings, such as "sprinkle kindness like glitter wherever you go" or "leave a little sparkle wherever you go."

The confetti border, nameplates, birthday board set, and awards will be used to decorate the classroom in bright colors. I want my superheroes to be excited to come to class because the classroom is vibrant, fun, and engaging! The birthday crowns and pencils will be used to celebrate birthdays. The lanyards with tags will be used to designate classroom helpers of the day. The birthday items and lanyards will help me create relationships with my superheroes. By celebrating their birthdays and giving them responsibilities, they will know that I care about them.

I am excited about the direction I am going in for next year. I hope that others see I want to create a classroom that encourages, motivates, and inspires my students! Thank you!

Ms. DeSorbo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TC469 - Confetti Classroom Essentials Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
LL585 - Smiling Cake Birthday Crowns • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
VR993 - Lakeshore Safety Name Tags - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
SST1320 - Stikki Clips - Pack of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
STD5884 - Confetti Birthday Bulletin Board Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
STD8962 - Confetti Sparkle & Shine Bulletin Board Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
STD4482 - Learning Colors Bulletin Board Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
SDZ78218 - Happy Birthday! Pencil Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
LA180 - Lakeshore Kids™ Photo Nameplates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
STD5886 - Confetti Nameplates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
STD3571 - Confetti Circle Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
STD5609 - Confetti Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
STD8892 - Confetti Celebrate! Awards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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