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Mr. Santiago from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

EBD (Emotional Behavioral Disorder) Room Revival

My students need a space to vent, reflect, cool down, and take an opportunity to be mindful of their behavior. They need school supplies, snacks, books, etc.

  • $2,220 goal

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My Students

The majority of my students are deemed as EBD (Emotional Behavioral Disorder). Students diagnosed with EBD can can have a difficult time meeting the expectations as well as follow the policies and procedures of the school with fidelity, resulting in their detention, suspension, and ultimately expulsion.

As a result of their disability, students with EBD are three times more likely to be arrested before the end of high school and have a graduation rate of approximately 40%.

My students need an oasis to blow of steam, be creative, and be comfortable away from the distractions that can occur in the regular education classroom. For most part, our district has eliminated EBD/MRP classes, especially at the high school level. As a result of this change, some students are not able to get the attention they need to address their behavior. Teachers are often charged with the sometimes difficult task of managing challenging behavior/trauma. Furthermore, students who transfer from a restrictive setting have a difficult time transitioning to high school. This room will serve as an intermediary as well, helping student transfer into the least restrictive environment.

My Project

This project includes a wide array of resources for my students to help establish a sense of calm, comfort, and ultimately a home away from home. This project will cover classroom materials, snacks, books, as well as materials to make the room stand apart from a typical classroom.

With your donations, we can successfully create a safe space for students where they can reflect of their behavioral, emotional, social, and transitional skills.

This project ultimately can give students a closer connection to our school in addition to giving them a space to vent, reflect, cool down, and take an opportunity to be mindful of their behavior. Your donation will help solidify a safe space for my students. As previous stated, the room revival project has a wide variety of materials to build a harmonious learning environment for my students. This includes an aquarium to help calm students, giving them a direction for their attention so have easier access to a mindful state. In addition, I have included a numerous amount of books to build a classroom library. I have included a series of supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, and markers for my students so they can complete work and projects given to them in the inclusion setting. The project also has a number of posters including positive quotes and phrases as well as posters of their favorite musical artists. I want them to feel at home in the space so I asked them who some of their favorite artists were! Lastly, I am asking for a number of snacks for my students. Often the only meals that my students have are the ones served in school. I want to make sure that they aren't so focused on their hunger and that they are more focused on their learning.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SeaClear 50 gal Acrylic Aquarium Combo Set, 36 by 15 by 20", Clear • Amazon Business $300.09 1 $300.09
Naruto Box Set 1: Volumes 1-27 with Premium • Amazon Business $145.33 1 $145.33
Staples 1-Subject Wirebound Notebook, Wide Ruled, 70 Sheets, 10 1/2" x 8", 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $13.99 10 $139.90
Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point, Black, 36/Pack (84065) • Staples Advantage $39.99 3 $119.97
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.79 10 $117.90
Healthy Snacks (Count 30) - Discover a whole new world of Healthy Snacks • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Blue Ribbon Care Package 45 Count Ultimate Sampler Mixed Bars, Cookies, Chips, Candy Snacks Box for Office, Meetings, Schools,Friends & Family, Military,College, Halloween , Fun Variety Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 5 $94.95
Cookies, Chips & Candies Care Package Variety Pack Bundle Sampler (150 Count) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.49 5 $42.45
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors (50 Each) • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $40.11 1 $40.11
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $12.83 3 $38.49
A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast of Crows / A Dance with Dragons • Amazon Business $35.14 1 $35.14
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens in Bulk Pack, Blue, Medium Point, 60/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.49 5 $32.45
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Black Ink, Medium Point, 60/Box • Staples Advantage $6.49 5 $32.45
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
Dixon 3 1/2" Pre-sharpened Golf Pencils, #2 Soft, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $5.78 5 $28.90
Death Note (All-in-One Edition) • Amazon Business $28.21 1 $28.21
Staples Filler Paper, College Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 400 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.58 5 $27.90
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $27.05 1 $27.05
Marineland Penguin Power Filter, 50 to 70-Gallon, 350 GPH • Amazon Business $26.24 1 $26.24
BIC Mechanical Pencils, .7mm Lead, Assorted, 24/Pack (MPLP241-BLK) • Staples Advantage $4.91 5 $24.55
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Their Eyes Were Watching God • Amazon Business $10.70 2 $21.40
Poster #439 Awesome Student Motivational Poster Shows High School Graduation Pays • Amazon Business $20.42 1 $20.42
Of Mice and Men • Amazon Business $8.18 2 $16.36
Creative Teaching Press Inspire U Chalk Posters 6-Pack (7425) • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Manga Art: Inspiration and Techniques from an Expert Illustrator • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Brave New World • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Great Gatsby • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Chocolate War • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Marineland Rite-Size Cartridge C, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
1984 (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Their eyes were watching God: Zora Neale Hurston (SparkNotes) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66

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