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Mr. Gutierrez from Richmond CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essential Classroom Materials for English Learners Internationals Students

Help me give my students Geometry materials like compasses and protractors to support our project-based learning.

  • $624 goal

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My Students

My students are unique in their own ways. My classes are entirely composed of students from all around the world. They come from places like South and Central America and places as far as Yemen, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines. These are some unique characteristics about my classes: we're all enriched with diversity, different languages, and lots of cultural differences! I go to work everyday delighted to see the differences among my students but also to see the commonalities among them. One of them being, the desire and willing to learn new concepts everyday.

Albeit my students come from different places around the world, they all come with dreams and academic goals to support their families through education, and to become professionals to fulfill their American Dream.

They all have different stories to tell, a lot of them about oppression, violence, and broken dreams from their native countries that I cannot describe in a couple of sentences. They survived the worst. But now, they are safe in my classroom filled with hopes and dreams of becoming fluently bilingual and professionals one day.

My Project

These materials are essential components for the project based learning models that I implement in my lessons. Students work passionately in collaboration within their small groups. In my classroom, students gain content knowledge by discovering and exploration of different concepts. As a way to practice their English acquisition skills, students will continuously have small presentations throughout the year; this is why the poster papers are essential components in their learning.

The first project will be a presentation of their own logo through a series of constructions using a compass and a straight edge.

Students will put in practice their acquired knowledge on compass constructions to make different polygons like pentagons, hexagons, and daisy flower shapes, that will then be presented to the rest of the class using sentence frames in English so that students are able to practice their pronunciation.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $40.71 4 $162.84
hand2mind Student Math Geometry Compass, Green, Precision Tool for Geometry, Math, Drafting (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $16.95 4 $67.80
Epson T220520 DURABrite Ultra Color Combo Pack Standard Capacity Cartridge Ink (WF-2760, WF-2750, WF-2660, WF-2650, WF-2630, XP-424, XP-420, XP-320) • Amazon Business $25.09 2 $50.18
Epson DURABrite Ultra Black Dual Pack Standard Capacity Cartridge Ink for Select Epson Printer (T220120-D2) • Amazon Business $24.38 2 $48.76
First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines 100 People - Office, Home, Car, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, and Sports • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Sovenny 20 Pieces 7 mil Square Mylar Sheet Blank Stencils 6×6 inch Templates for Cricut and Silhouette Machines • Amazon Business $5.47 5 $27.35
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Broad Line Markers, 40 Classic Colors, Gift For Kids • Amazon Business $12.22 2 $24.44
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, Clear, 1.88 inches x 800 inches, 1.5 inch Core, Great for Packing, Shipping & Moving (142-6) • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
eBoot 36 Pack Plastic Protractor Math Protractors 180 Degrees Protractors for Angle Measurement Student School Office Supply, 4 Inches, Clear • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Seal-It Invisible Stationery Tape 3/4 x 1000 Inches on Press N' Cut Dispenser, Pack of 6 Total 6000 Inches • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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