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Ms. McCarthy from Charlotte NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Teacher Needs Organization

My students need 18 seat sacks to place their books. My students need a storage organizer for organizing all writing utensils, papers, etc.

  • $371 goal

This project expired on June 26, 2014.

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My Students

I am a first year teacher at a high poverty school. The classroom has some items, but not many for organization. Class starts with me trying to locate the next item we are supposed to do. I want each student to be able to write a proper sentence and to recognize all sight words by end of year!

I have 15 students, and as Kindergarten teachers say, "They are my babies." Though I have been at my new school for three weeks, I hate to see the students leave.

We are a high poverty school with a 92% free and reduced lunch rate. My students are very eager to learn new things. They have had substitutes since November (when their previous teacher left) and we are now trying to figure out the classroom and routines together. Some days we simply relearn rules of the classroom, others we relearn our letters. These kids don't always have many resources at home, so I strive to give them everything I can here at school.

My Project

My day consists of me running back and forth from the front of the classroom to the back, trying to locate a pen, Post-it, dry erase marker, paper, etc. The class is not organized and I hope to use a central location for all writing tools within the classroom. My students currently have book bags for their daily books, but they are fabric that sit on the floor, so you can imagine that the once colorful orange and green bags are now black. I hope to use the bags on the backs of my students' chairs so that we can keep our books organized and at our seats.

I hope to have organization in the classroom so that I will be able to use my time with the students wisely.

Instead of wasting 30 seconds here and there trying to locate items, or telling them to go find a book, they will be able to use all of their time to learn and read.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ORGANIZER SEAT SACK STANDARD-14'' ORIGINAL BLUE • School Specialty $10.35 18 $186.30
STORAGE CART 10 SHALLOW DRAWERS ORGANIZER TOP 12X14X42 BLK/CLR • School Specialty $52.24 1 $52.24

Materials cost

$238.54

Vendor shipping charges

$23.85

State sales tax

$18.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.51

Total project goal

$370.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.09

7 Donors

-$345.09

Donations toward project cost

-$293.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.76

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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