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Ms. Yost from Spencer NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fresh Start Healthful Living Learning

My students need basic craft supplies, alternative seating, and fidget devices to help make health class a more impactful learning environment.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My middle school students are bright, creative, and full of energy. They love and crave hands-on activities that get them moving, and also activities that allow them to sit somewhere other than their standard chairs and desks.

My goal for each child that comes into my classroom is to help them foster a love for learning, inspire a passion for health and fitness, and to demonstrate to them that the secret to a successful future comes from healthy habits developed in the present.

Our school is located in Spencer, NC, where we serve around 500 students and 99% of those students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Throughout the course of the year, the majority of those students make their way through my Healthful Living classroom. My students are limited to supplies they can purchase for the classroom on their due in part to the high poverty level.

As a health teacher, I am fortunate enough to teach and build relationships within all three grade levels at our middle school.

I am excited to begin a journey of a new school year with my students and my school.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting are items that will help my students achieve an optimal learning environment. Craft supplies such as markers, crayons, colored pencils, and paint will allow students to express their creativity during health activities. Fidget devices will help accommodate students who need additional items to focus on during lessons or tasks and allow them to be more attentive learners. The floor pillows provide an alternate seating arrangement for students to have a flexible and 21st-century​ learning environment. Students will often request to sit somewhere other than their desks during class when working on projects, reading, or even taking notes during a lesson.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie 1983255 Permanent Markers Ultimate Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine Points, Assorted Colors, 115 Count • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers Bulk, 12 Packs, 10 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $48.65 1 $48.65
Crayola Large Crayons Bulk, 400 Count Classpack, 8 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $46.56 1 $46.56
Crayola Bulk Erasable Colored Pencils, Classpack, 12 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
32" BLUE MANDALA FLOOR PILLOW CUSHION SEATING THROW COVER HIPPIE DECORATIVE Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases,Boho Indian • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
7 Pack Dry Erase White Board Marker Removable Vinyl Dot Circle Set - Perfect with Markers on Students' Desks • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Mr. E=mc2 15 Piece Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids by Sensory Processing Disorder Kinesthetic Therapy | Textured, Tactile ADHD and Autism Toys | Perfect for Office Stress Relief, Travel Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Activity Plastic Tray - art + crafts organizer tray, serving tray, great for crafts, beads, orbeez water beads, painting (SET OF 8 - Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids:: Inflatable Wobble Cushion/Wiggle Cushion, Ideal Wiggle Seats for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity & Other Special Needs | Perfect for Classroom & Home :: Ages 3 & up, 13 x • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16 oz, Pack of 6 . • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys Rainbow Pom Colorful Bouncy Stress Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Chalkboard Sticker 17.5 by 118 inches Ninonly for School Office Home Self-Adhesive Dry Erase Wall Decal Wall Sticker Wall Paper Blackboard sticker for Kids Education & DIY Works • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Crayola 12 Count Original Bulk Markers, Red • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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