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Mrs. Butzen from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Let's Get Organized!

Help me give my students an efficient, organized classroom - as a first year teacher, I am learning as I go!

  • $290 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am blessed with the opportunity to teach 130 hard-working, eager to learn, respectful students in my 6th grade math classes. Of these students, 99% are Hmong and 80% of the students are below the poverty rate. Most students come from families where English is a second language and many of the parents speak only Hmong. The students face many obstacles but are dedicated scholars.

The culture of my students is one of kindness, modesty, and strong community.

The children embrace their native culture while assimilating to American culture. They are often the cultural bridge for their parents. They are strong in spirit and beautiful in heart. I love being a part of their academic, social, and cultural experiences.

My Project

The items listed will help keep my scholar's assignments organized and returned in a timely manner. When homework is returned promptly, the comments are relevant and scholars have time to correct their work if needed.

In addition, these tools will enhance our work space for small group learning.

With the steel, desktop organizer, students will have small white boards, dry erase markers, pencils, Post-its, and erasers organized for easy access when needed.

For each math class (5 total) the scholars and I have alphabetized their folders and then put them in numerical order. This is some great organizational problem solving by my scholars!

Mrs. Butzen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diversity Products Solutions by Staples File Organizers, Black Plastic, 3/Pack (DPS03578) • Staples Advantage $25.59 3 $76.77
Staples All-in-One Wire Mesh File Organizer, Silver (27642) • Staples Advantage $28.59 2 $57.18
Staples File Organizer, Black Steel (20064-CC) • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
LapGear XL Laptop 15.81" x 22.5" LapDesk, Black (LAP45492) • Staples Advantage $22.81 1 $22.81
Rolodex Black Mesh Desk Accessories, Pencil and Pen Cup Holder (1746466) • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99

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