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Ms. Laird from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders are Getting Ready for School!

Help me give my students what they need to start first grade with success!

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade classroom is home to a very enthusiastic community of learners who are eager to learn and work hard every day.

My students need a lot of hands-on activities and visual supports in order to learn new concepts.

Our school is located on the lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, serving students in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. STAR Academy shares STAR values- Self managed, Team players, Accountable and Respectful- and we never stop improving for the children.

My Project

This will be my first year at STAR Academy teaching first grade. My students deserve to have the materials they need to get off to a great start of the year. We need scissors to complete projects. We need the Thera putty, Hoberman spheres and the fidget monsters for our cozy corner to help students calm down in times of need. In first grade we count to 100 and beyond so we need a hundreds chart and a calendar to reinforce counting and understanding days of the week and months of the year. The wipe off boards are a great resource for math games.

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

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LL156 - Lakeshore Blunt-Tip Scissors - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
LC1198 - Classroom Calendar Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
ES130 - Hoberman Sphere® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
TS822 - Theraputty® - Soft • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
FA218 - Write & Wipe Magnetic Nameplates - Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
AA570 - Fidget Monster • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
STN4029 - Self-Adhesive Library Pockets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 2 $4.38

Materials cost

$236.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$269.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.61

Total project goal

$317.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.41

5 Donors

-$317.41

Donations toward project cost

-$269.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.61

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$0.00

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