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Mrs. Armstrong from Orange TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a lot of things such as books and organizers that were ruined due to Hurricane Harvey. I lost most of my teaching items during the flood.

  • $609 goal

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My Students

Many of the students in my classes are economically disadvantaged. Along with this hardship, many have now been displaced from Hurricane Harvey. Their homes and schools were both victims of Harvey. My own personal home was flooded. With that came a lot of change. We met our students at Meet the Teacher on Thursday night, told them we would see them bright and early on Monday. Hurricane Harvey hit on Sunday and many were fleeing their homes on Monday. School this year started 20 days late.

Although my students may have lost a lot, they know that when they come to my classroom they can leave all of that behind and focus on learning in a safe and exciting classroom.

My Project

Most of my classroom contents were lost due to Hurricane Harvey and the flood waters that came into our school building. We are currently displaced to another campus. We are having to use what we have, in another teacher's borrowed classroom. It is not ideal but it has worked out well. Because of the loss of most of my classroom's instructional materials, the items requested will greatly help with teaching the remainder of this year and every year to come.

The kids have been a wonderful bright spot in a difficult school year.

They are facing many of the same problems at home and in their person lives. People have been very kind in reaching out to our area and particularly to our school. We thank you for that!

The kids and I have adjusted to the new normal for this year and we are having a wonderful time in spite of a lot of turmoil and change.

Mrs. Armstrong
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 84 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fun at School Washable Rug Rug Dimensions: 5' W x 8' L • Teachers' School Supply $129.18 1 $129.18
ORGANIZER 12 SLOT STORAGE RTA • School Specialty $52.47 1 $52.47
Premium Interlocking Crate - 17-14 L x 14-14 W x 10-12 H - Green • Nasco $9.50 4 $38.00
Premium Interlocking Crate - 17-14 L x 14-14 W x 10-12 H - Purple • Nasco $9.50 3 $28.50
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • $19.99 1 $19.99
Quill Brand 20" x 23" Self-Stick Easel Pad Flip Chart Table Top, Plain Style • $19.54 1 $19.54
DECORATIVE DESIGNS POP IT BORDER SET • School Specialty $18.38 1 $18.38
JUMP ROPE 9 FOOT PLASTIC LINK -SPORTIME • School Specialty $2.19 8 $17.52
JUMP ROPE 16 FOOT PLASTIC LINK - SPORTIME • School Specialty $3.68 3 $11.04
ACCENTS MAGNETIC CHEVRON ARROWS PACK OF 10 • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
The Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
BALL PG 5 INCH - RED - SPORTIME • School Specialty $2.48 3 $7.44
Texas • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Texas What's So Great About This State? • AKJ Education $7.19 1 $7.19
Stephen F. Austin: The Father of Texas • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Texas History • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Annexation of Texas: From Republic to Statehood • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Texas Revolution Fighting for Independence • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Remember the Alamo Texians, Tejanos, and Mexicans Tell Their Stories • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Alamo • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Make Way for Sam Houston • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Escape from Slavery Five Journeys to Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
What Was the Alamo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Underground Railroad? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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