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Ms. Snellings from Richmond VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Needs Help!

Help me give my students the materials they need to be successful this year! Our mobile dry erase board will be so helpful for our morning meetings to build community and relationships! We also need read-aloud books!

  • $647 goal

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My Students

I have not had the chance to meet my wonderful students, YET! I get to meet them on August 30th and I am SO excited to greet them!

My sweet first graders will be so excited to see the supplies and decorations waiting when they arrive at our room!

I know they will be grateful for all of the materials that will allow us to have the best year possible.

My students attend a Title one, low-income school. There is a 65% low-income rate at our school.

My Project

The requested materials cover a wide variety because I am a first-year teacher!

My school is being torn down to be rebuilt bigger and better, for the first two years of my career, I will be teaching in a modular building hosted at another elementary school.

These modular buildings are brand new and therefore, I am starting and building my classroom from scratch!

By donating to our project, you will be supplying our first graders with books for read aloud. You will be supplying whiteboards and clipboards to allow students to work with flexible seating and easily complete their work. I will be able to use these whiteboards to easily and quickly assess student thinking and decide if students need further teaching on a topic. Pocket charts and other decorative items will be used as Word Walls, to display unusual sight and high-frequency words. Having the ability to create a Word Wall will allow our students to become more familiar with sight and high-frequency words, which helps them become fluent readers.

Ms. Snellings
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mobile Dry Erase Board – 40x28 inches Magnetic Portable Whiteboard Stand Easel White Board Flipchart Easel Board with 25 Sheets Paper Pad • Amazon Business $126.09 1 $126.09
Avery Durable View Binder, 1" Slant Rings, 220-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White, Case Pack of 12 (17012) • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Avery 2" Heavy Duty View 3 Ring Binder, One Touch EZD Ring, Holds 8.5" x 11" Paper, 4 White Binders (79192) • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
Burlap 7 Pocket Chart (28" x 28") • Amazon Business $19.48 1 $19.48
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7", Teal, Case of 6 (71107U06C) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
DriftAway Raymond Geometric Triangle Trellis Pattern Lined Thermal Insulated Energy Saving Window Curtain Valance for Living Room 2 Layers Rod Pocket 52 by 18 Inch plus 2 Inches Header Gray and Yellow • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Burlap 14 Pocket Chart (13" x 34") • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Black Acrylic Wall Mountable 6 Slot Dry Erase Marker & Eraser Holder Organizer Rack - MyGift • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Can I Be Your Dog? • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Daily Schedule Pocket Chart, Black Class Schedule with 26 Cards, 13+1 Pockets. 13 Colored + 13 Blank Double-Sided Reusable Cards, Easy Over-Door Mountings Included. (13” x 36”) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Teacher Created Resources Polka Dots Word Wall Bulletin Board (5787) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Magnetic Pocket Chart with 10 Dry Erase Cards for Standards,Daily Schedule,Activities,Class demonstrations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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