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Ms. Coleman from Tampa FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Centered

Help me give my students dry erase pockets, laminating supplies, various paper and envelopes and spinners.

  • $693 goal

This project expired on September 4, 2019.

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My Students

My students come to me at a variety of levels, but all are eager to learn in Kindergarten. Many of my students will be attending school for the first time and are new to a school environment. They are excited for their first year of school and also nervous about new people and routines.

I teach at a Title I school in Tampa where over 90% of students are on the free lunch program.

Most of our student population is Hispanic/Latino, and our families typically have multiple students. Since many of my students are still new to the English language, they are mostly visual learners and need more exposure to vocabulary.

My students want to learn. My families want the best education for their children. I want to allow my students the same opportunities as any other kindergarten class while still accommodating their different needs and preparing them for the ever changing 21st Century jobs they will have.

My Project

I would like to make new centers for all subject areas and laminate them so they can be reused for years to come. However, it can be very expensive to buy all of the materials needed to create fun and academic based centers. The pouches will allow for centers to be switched out easily while keeping the procedures the same for students.

Students love bright colors and being able to use write and wipe anything.

This project would allow me to create centers for all academic areas that students can play over and over again. This purposeful repetition will solidify the standards students are learning.

Ms. Coleman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Pockets Reusable Sleeves by Office Orchid - Heavy Duty Oversized 10" x 14" - 30 Pockets Assorted Colors + 30 Pens + 500 Worksheets - School or Work - Sheet Protectors or Ticket Holders • Amazon Business $20.97 4 $83.88
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $19.29 4 $77.16
Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb/147 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 750 Sheets, 3 Pack (80211) • Amazon Business $20.97 3 $62.91
ABOX 13’’ Thermal Laminator Machine for A3/A4/A6,Two Roller System,Jam-Release Switch,Cutter and Safety Lock,Fast Warm-up,Quick Laminating Speed for Home/Office/School,with 16 Pouches • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
E-Z Seal EXTRA THICK Reusable PEVA Storage Bag (6 Pack Large) for Food | Kids Snacks | Ziplock | Freezer | Lunch Sandwiches | Fruit | Leakproof | Make-up | Travel Items | Meal Prep | Home Organisation • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
HP Printer Paper, Copy and Print20, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 5,000 Sheets / 10 Ream Carton (200060C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $41.98 1 $41.98
School Smart Kraft Envelope with Clasp, No 90, 9 x 12 Inches, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $18.37 2 $36.74
Clasp Envelopes – 6” x 9” Reusable Brown Kraft Catalog Document Mailer with Clasp Closure & Gummed Seal – 28lb Heavyweight Paper for Home, Office, Business & Legal – 250 Box (6x9) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Gejoy 10 Pack Transparent Spinners Dry Erase Math Game Spinner with Rotating Arrow • Amazon Business $10.58 3 $31.74
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm,"Festive" 5-Color Assortment, 125 Sheets (21290) • Amazon Business $9.76 3 $29.28

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