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Ms. Beltran from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Essentially, We Need the Essentials!

Help me give my students the essentials! Things like glue and laminating sheets are items we always need, yet never have enough of, and our old (broken) easel is in desperate need of being replaced!

  • $380 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My lovely group of students is a very diverse bunch. Some are just beginning to start their career as little learners and some have been in school for one or two years already.

That is just the beginning of their differences.

Some may be wondering why my class size is so small. To answer that question, my students are in district 75, which is a specialized school district that tailors especially to special needs students. One key attribute is small class sizes. The maximum number of students in any district 75 class is twelve. This ensures that all of these kiddies get the individualized attention and instruction that they need to succeed.

Eventually, these little learners may move from a class of six to a class of eight or a class of twelve! The best way for this to happen is for them to be able to take advantage of all that I, and their support team, have to offer.

My Project

These items will help us get off to a great start. The popsicle games will help us review our letters and numbers, and the paint will allow us to get creative!

The items we most need are laminating sheets and velcro!

These allow me to create fun activities for my students, and this past year I went through over four packs of laminating sheets, and five boxes of velcro.

I use chart paper to create fun and informative anchor charts that my students use to remind them of key parts of our lesson, but it's getting harder to display them on our old, and worn easel. These items will help us kick off our new year with ease!

Ms. Beltran
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Whiteboard Easel 24" x 36"|Height Adjustable Dry Erase Board Tripod Office Presentation Board w/Flipchart Pad, Magnets & Eraser, White • Amazon Business $67.59 1 $67.59
1000 Pieces Adhesive (500 Pair Sets) 0.59in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes Magic Sticky Dots 15mm White (15mm D White) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Crayola Washable Paint, 16 Oz Plastic Squeeze Bottles, 1 Each of 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
School Smart Chart Tablet, 24 x 32 Inches, 1-1/2 Inch Ruling, 1/2 Inch Skip Line, 25 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.12 2 $24.24
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, Alphabet Matching & Fine Motor Skills Toy, 26 Piece, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Number Pops, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
US Art Supply 20 Piece Large Round and Large Flat Hog Bristle Children's Tempera Paint Brushes • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 7.625 Ounces, 6 Count - Great for Making Slime - E308NR • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74

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