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Mr. Kaufman from Van Nuys CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Decorations to Promote Thinking and Reading

My students need decorations for their new classroom. Specifically ordered are: bulletin board borders and chart toppers and posters related to reading and literature.

  • $185 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We just moved into an old, but new to us, classroom. The wall and boards are bare and not inviting. The students need an environment in which they can be comfortable and focused.

My students are from a low-income area and many do not enjoy school.

They are often not comfortable in class and struggle to pass their classes and graduate. We are in the Tech Ed Small Learning Community which means we have funding for electronics, but not as much for books and decorations. The school is a large urban school in California that has a diverse population.

My Project

My students need decorations for their new classroom. Specifically ordered are: bulletin board borders and chart toppers and posters related to reading and literature. The wall toppers and boards liners will add color and interest to the currently bare walls. The students spend a lot of time trying to focus on reading and writing in the classroom; let's give them an environment that is conducive for learning.

There is a lack of funds for creating a warm and inviting classroom that the students will want to be a part of.

When the students are comfortable, success follows. Give every wall something we can learn! Please help to decorate our new classroom.

Mr. Kaufman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bookshelf Topper • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $11.99 2 $23.98
Figurative Language Chalkboard Topper • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $9.75 1 $9.75
Bolder Borders Bold Stripes • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.99 5 $19.95
Elements of Literature Colossal Poster • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $9.75 1 $9.75
Literary Genres Colossal Poster • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $9.75 1 $9.75
Colorful Apples Straight Border Trim • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.99 4 $15.96
Reading is to the Mind Poster • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.49 1 $3.49
Clouds Straight Border Trim • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.99 3 $11.97

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