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Ms. Cruz from Miami FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting my Algebra 1 classroom ready for learning!

Help me give my students a sharpener , pencils, teacher's stamp, calculator pocket, and a calendar to start a new school year by the right tools.

  • $264 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a wonderful combination of Special Education, English Language Learners, and Regular Education students. Trying to teach mathematics has become a challenge for the vast majority of my students since they come from different countries and different learning experiences.

My students struggle to learn Algebra I because they have trouble relating mathematics to real life.

They enjoy researching new concepts to make sense of the problems they are given. Learning algebra is a little like learning another language. Students can try to learn it by memorizing, and they may get by okay, but they will not truly understand. They may not always be able to put all the pieces that they know together correctly because they don’t understand how all the pieces fit together

My Project

My students need a functional and organized classroom to create a smooth learning environment. Working in a low-income school, many of my students would come to school with very few school supplies. Sometimes they would show up without anything.

A sharpener will elevate the classroom effectiveness and will help students sharpen their pencils faster.

Although my students are becoming teenagers a stimulus with a stamp will put a smile on their face every time they do their assignments correctly. A calendar will advise them on relevant dates throughout the course. For example, their exams and homework due dates. A calculator pocket will help with the organization of the room.

Having a clean and organized classroom with effective tools will be the path of success of the upcoming class!

Ms. Cruz
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 125 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL #2 PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $18.45 2 $36.90
POCKET CHART MULTI USE STORAGE 29X36 IN RED • School Specialty $20.65 1 $20.65
STAMPS TEACHER'S STAMP KIT 10-IN-1 • School Specialty $18.81 1 $18.81
SET CALENDAR GIANT MAGNETIC 17.5X16 IN • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96
STAMP INKED SMILE PRE-INKED PURPLE XST11420 • School Specialty $9.01 1 $9.01

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