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Ms. Harris from Brunswick MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Paper to Pizzazz!

Help me give my students the classroom supplies they need to take boring worksheets to engaging and interactive practice with Post-It Notes, dry erase markers and more.

  • $271 goal

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My Students

My classroom is full of creative, intelligent, and unique students who want to experience math in an environment that suits their needs. If you walk into my class you might find a student leading a group or self directed learning on devices. In the corner you might see a collaboration group exploring a real-world application for the topics we have been covering in class. My students bring some of the most innovative thoughts into my teaching and I want to bring them an innovative classroom to work in.

My Project

My students thoroughly enjoy using dry erase boards in class to quickly practice their math skills. Unfortunately they run through the dry erase markers quickly due to frequent use. New markers and fun erasers will make what we already do, more fun and engaging.

In addition to dry erase boards, my class uses lots of post-it notes for formative assessments and activities.

Our school supplies only the yellow post-its, but I've found that colors are much more useful for categorizing, grouping, and providing students feedback. With my special education students, any opportunity to use color to help emphasize important skills is a must. In supplying my class with more color post-it notes, we will be able to continue the activities that they enjoy.

Although I am a math teacher, I have included a cursive practice board in the list of supplies because so many of my students want to be able to write cursive. I thought it would be nice to offer then a practice board in class when they finish their work early or during extended learning time to practice a skill they want to have. Since students aren't formally taught cursive, the only opportunities they receive are through enrichment organized by teachers.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black, 36/Bx • Staples Advantage $39.99 1 $39.99
Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (R330-18CTCP) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Sparco Write-and-wipe Vinyl Pockets, Assorted Frame, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $20.19 1 $20.19
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes, 3" x 3", Assorted Colors, 16 Pads/Pack (F330-16SSMX) • Staples Advantage $19.59 1 $19.59
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 6", White, Grid, 6 Pads/Pack (660SSGRID) • Staples Advantage $16.49 1 $16.49
Ashley Write-On/ Wipe-Off Board, 9" x 12", 4 EA/BD • Staples Advantage $13.79 1 $13.79
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $12.83 1 $12.83
Ashley Superhero Mini Whiteboard Erasers, Lightweight, Comfortable Grip, Multicolor, 10/Pack • Staples Advantage $12.49 1 $12.49
Ashley Emojis Mini Whiteboard Eraser, Lightweight, Comfortable Grip, Multicolor, 10/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Ashley Motivation Phrase Mini Whiteboard Erasers, Lightweight, Comfortable Grip, Multicolor, 10/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Post-it Die-Cut Memo Cube, 3" x 3" Assorted Colors, Star-Shaped, 75 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Pack (7350-STR) • Staples Advantage $3.99 1 $3.99

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