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Mr. Woodhull from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Equal Opportunity for STEM Education in North Houston: Year 2

Help me give my students basic classroom materials that will help them master Algebra concepts. My students need durable plastic folders that will store their guided-notes curriculum for the year, pencils, and paper.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most talented students in the world. Most of them speak multiple languages, work multiple jobs, and play important roles in their families. Most of my students come from a low-income neighborhood in North Houston that has historically underachieved academically, limiting the opportunities for its students later in life. At one point, our school was shutdown by the state of Texas because so many students were dropping out. Nevertheless, these students come to my classroom, every day, with dreams and determination.

Education is the key to unlocking future opportunities, but for most of my students, they face an uphill battle.

16% of students at our school do not graduate in 4 years. 90% of students in 2017 were classified by the state as "at-risk." And yet my students have so much going for them, too. They have school spirit. They celebrate their local community. They have a mature work ethic that drives them to work extra jobs or care for their siblings. I know that they can bring those characteristics into the classroom and empower themselves to lead choice-filled lives.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to maintain a personalized folder for our guided-notes curriculum that our Algebra team builds from scratch every year. Because we do not have textbooks, it is critical that students maintain a note-taking system throughout the whole year. Students often know way more than they think they know, but since they don't have reliable ways to organize their material, they lose it all and forget what they've worked so hard to learn! This also gives me the opportunity to work one-on-one with students before and after school, ensuring that they'll have plenty of reference material. With these binders and notebooks, I'll also be able to teach primarily freshmen some valuable organizational skills that will set them up for success throughout high school.

Last year, my school ran out of such foundational school supplies as pencils and papers, and kids fell behind in their lessons as teachers scrambled the night before a lesson to purchase these supplies out of their own pockets.

I spent hundreds of dollars last year on paper alone. It would be invaluable to have a store of emergency supplies.

Overall, these supplies give students the opportunity to learn valuable organizational skills and more deeply internalize math concepts, and they will help me differentiate instruction for my diverse learners.

I hope you're able to help me provide the excellent education that these children, and all children, deserve.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Better Office Products Red Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Red • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Better Office Products Blue Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Blue • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $4.17 10 $41.70
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper - White, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 3 Ream Case (1,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $15.93 2 $31.86
Better Office Products Green Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Green • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Better Office Products Purple Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Purple • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Better Office Products Orange Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Orange • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Better Office Products Black Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Black • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Better Office Products Yellow Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Yellow • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Loghot Numbered Classroom Sundries Closet Pocket Chart for Cell Phones Holder Wall Door Hanging Organizer Blue (36 Pockets with Digital) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29

Materials cost

$368.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$404.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.34

Total project goal

$475.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$475.59

4 Donors

-$471.18

Donations toward project cost

-$404.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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