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Ms. Bownas from Danville CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a variety of supplies and resources to enhance the learning in our classroom and reach the learning styles, needs, and challenges of all students.

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My Students

Students at my campus attend grades K-5, and current enrollment is about 650. In the upper grades, we have 32 students per classroom. My class is diverse in background, and their skill levels and their learning needs vary as in most classrooms. They are hard-working and committed to doing well in school and clamor for access to learning tools that facilitate research and writing.

Children love to express themselves.

In our classroom, we work hard to give every student the opportunity to share knowledge, curiosities, and ideas through a variety of means. We work hard to give them opportunities to stretch their thinking through group work and problem solving. We strive to teach and inspire them to want to take on the challenge. Growth mindset and the teaching of challenge and opportunity is BIG in our classroom.

In order to balance the needs of students in my classroom, I strive to offer them a well-rounded and mind-stimulating educational experience. Throughout the years, Donors Choose and Chevron Fuel Your School have been tremendous supporters of this mission to achievement, challenge, and success.

My Project

Students in this class, work hard to achieve to the best of their abilities, facing challenges and frustrations with a growth mindset. Students at this age are explorers. They are inquisitive about their world and the history and science that surrounds them. They want to create and present successfully and proudly. The supplies I am requesting ( fiction as well as non-fiction books, art supplies, and paper for final project presentation) will go to building a classroom of explorers that are willing to challenge themselves in various ways to stretch their thinking. Students need to be able to do reserarch "off-screen" and books are a huge part of our learning process.

The supplies I am asking for go to enhance and support a classroom of Growth Mindset thinkers.

I want children to feel that they can express their learning in many ways. I want them to build their confidence so that they become independent and cooperative thinkers.

Students are working on making better choices in the classroom, and while we work in a classroom with 32 students, the need for alternative seating is real. Students cannot sit at their desks all day long. I am requesting floor cushions, stools, wiggle seats, and a floor pillow as a way to encourage students to find their learning space in the classroom. Also to relieve stress and provide a more comfortable learning environment.

I am also asking for a basics in the classroom such as a pencil sharpener, markers, and white boards for small group instruction and immediate feedback with thinking in problem solving. Whiteboards give everyone a chance to share. Paint and art paper are also added for students to express their artistic abilties and for presentation of projects.

Ms. Bownas
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Navy, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 2 $140.00
Over Ear Headphones, ToHayie Wired Stereo Headphones, Lightweight Headsets with Volume Control and Microphone,3.5mm Plug for Cellphone,Laptop,Computer,Perfect for Movies and Kids • Amazon Business $13.99 9 $125.91
Ashley Productions ASH10703BN Hardcover Blank Book, White, 6" x 8" Landscape, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $24.90 4 $99.60
Lipper International 811 Bamboo Wood File Organizer with 4 Dividers, 12 3/4" x 9 1/4" x 9 1/2" • Amazon Business $35.35 2 $70.70
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $65.76 1 $65.76
King Athletic Stability Disc :: Balance Air Seat Cushion :: Wobble/Wiggle Chair Sitting Disk for Core Instability Exercise Training :: Instructional eBook Included • Amazon Business $17.97 3 $53.91
Cotton Craft - Jute & Cotton Multi Chindi Braid Floor Pillow - Handwoven from Multi-color Vibrant Fabric Rags (24" Round) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Watercolor Paper - 48 Sheets of Extra Large (15 in x 10.5 in), Heavy Stock (160 GSM), Cold Press, Acid Free, Loose White, 100% Cotton Sheets - Watercolors and Drawing. Bulk Pack for Kids or Adults. • Amazon Business $16.35 2 $32.70
California (True Books: My United States) • Amazon Business $6.18 5 $30.90
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Eclipse Black, 500 Sheets (22321) • Amazon Business $28.70 1 $28.70
Matilda • Amazon Business $27.05 1 $27.05
The California Gold Rush (Cornerstones of Freedom. Third Series) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Spanish Missions of California (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
The California Gold Rush (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
The Transcontinental Railroad (True Books: Westward Expansion (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint 1/2 Gallon, Brown • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $18.92 1 $18.92
What Was the Gold Rush? • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Kick Bands Bouncy Desk Fidget Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School Students - ADHD Foot Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Desks by Solace • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sharpie 1829201 Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Sargent Art 17-6485 16 oz Black Time Tempera Paint • Amazon Business $1.77 1 $1.77

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