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Ms. Furlong from Saint Louis MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Teacher Looking to Jazz Up Classroom!

Help me give my students supplies for the new school year with a first year teacher getting together things to make the classroom an ideal learning environment!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a free, independent, public charter school that specializes in education for urban youth, designated most at-risk for dropping out of school. A Title I school, with most of our families live near or below the poverty level. Most students come from female-headed households where the caregiver has not completed high school or attended college. Nearly 75% of students who enroll are 2-4 years below grade level in reading and math. When children start off disadvantaged, they are more likely to drop out of school because they fall so far behind.

Our school motto is "Accepting failure is NOT an option!" For 2017, our high school received an excellent score of 85.4% from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

We are preparing some of the city’s most disadvantaged children to have what every child deserves–a chance to achieve and successfully contribute to the community.

My Project

These are mostly items that will be used every single day that will make my classroom more efficient and effective for myself and my students! A well stocked and organized classroom can make a huge different in the day to day lives of everyone who uses that classroom. With these items I will be able to get organized, reduce clutter in the classroom, and be able to take full advantage of the space for an optimal learning environment! I will use these items daily which will make things flow more easily as I go through the school day. For example, the cell models will be a fun, hands-on way for students to see what a cell looks like up close. The science reading materials will provide extra learning for students who are ready to move on during a lesson while other students are still working. The cart of drawers is the most helpful way to organize papers by class, and also provide some storage for worksheets that students might need access to daily. Everything else will be helpful day to day as higher quality items will last longer after daily use, like the pencil sharpener and 3 hole punch! Having pencil baskets on each table will create a more efficient way for students to get pencils quickly without having to get out of their seat. Ultimately an organized classroom is a happy classroom.

Ms. Furlong
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MODEL PLANT AND ANIMAL CELL COMPARISON • Frey Scientific $107.99 1 $107.99
Encore ENC-06 Stereo Headphones Bulk Disposable 50 Pc. Pack • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
BOOKS BIG SCIENCE IDEAS SET OF 4 • Frey Scientific $42.65 1 $42.65
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Pearlescent Multi-Color • Amazon Business $39.34 1 $39.34
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Best Dry Erase Markers (BULK SET OF 36!) in Assorted Colors - Usable on any Whiteboard Surface - Fine Point White Board Pens in 12 Different Colors - Including Black, Neon, Red, Green, Blue, & More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 24 Pads per Pack, 70 Sheets per Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP) • Amazon Business $18.21 1 $18.21
Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/Gray Pinstripe (6170301) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
CYPER TOP 80-color Colored Pencils Set For Adults And Kids/Vibrant Colors,Drawing Pencils for Sketch, Arts, Coloring Books (Cylinder) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Essential 8.5x11 Monthly & Weekly 2018-2019 Academic Year Planner - July 2018 Through July 2019 - Professional, Simple, Easy-to-Use Design. Frosted Vinyl Covers for Extra Protection. • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Qsbon Clear Small Plastic Pencil Storage Baskets, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
ANPHSIN Pack of 160 Pencil Eraser Caps- Mixed Color Pencil Top Erasers for School Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Quartet Magnetic Pen and Pencil Cup Holder, Black (48120-BK) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
BIC Wite-Out Brand Extra Coverage Correction Fluid, 20 ml, White, 3-Count • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $3.36 1 $3.36

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