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Mrs. Smith from Columbia SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Entrepreneur - Yes, That's Me

Help me give my students visual and kinesthetic organization skill experience as entrepreneurs in a safe environment.

  • $250 goal

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My Students

Help my students transform disorganization into organization using resources to create a work setting. Organizational materials will allow students to set-up workstations for an entrepreneur project that requires a physical model.

At the beginning of each semester, I challenge the students to be creative and incorporate technology into their project.

The project expands students’ horizons to reach even further through the integration of technology and entrepreneurship.

I teach at an inner-city middle school where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Also, my students volunteer monthly to package staple items for emergency food distribution from contributions of a school partner.

My Project

Students will receive hands-on experience in the organization (office supply cabinet, pencil holder, pencil box, paper sorter) as they perform the daily office tasks required in their diverse businesses. These classroom simulations support the work ethics that can middle school students into summer practicum and volunteer experiences.

Also, students will receive practical experience in creating a schedule, prioritizing tasks, following directions, giving and accepting delegation and being organized which support college and career readiness as well.

Your help in funding this project will give students the opportunity to explore their own interests while learning to use tools and materials, both physical and virtual to develop creative projects- on their initial road to business ownership.

The use of the organization resources will give my students more tactile and kinesthetic experiences while encouraging them to develop their business. Ultimately, this helps them to understand better and apply what they have learned to their career choices.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

This project will reach 150 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
InterDesign Clarity Cosmetic Organizer for Vanity or Office Supply Cabinet, 4 Drawers, Clear • Staples Advantage $24.09 2 $48.18
Day-Timer Transparent Zippered Pouch, Folio-Size, 11Hx8-1/2"W • Staples Advantage $7.39 6 $44.34
Clear Acrylic Paper Clip Holder • Staples Advantage $7.09 6 $42.54
Kantek Acrylic Pencil Holder, Clear, 4"H x 2 3/4"W x 2 3/4"D • Staples Advantage $11.80 2 $23.60
Sparco Clear Mini Pencil Box, Polypropylene, Clear, For Pen/Pencil, Marker, Accessories, 1.3in (h) x 3.3in L x 7.8in W, 1 Each • Staples Advantage $1.49 6 $8.94

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