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Mrs. Hester from Leesburg FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Ready For Next Year

My students need items to decorate their classroom and Pete the Cat books to get ready for next year.

  • $228 goal

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My Students

My elementary school is in central Florida. My students are five and six year old children that are beginning their formal education. They are enthusiastic to be at school and embrace very new task and skill that is introduced to them. They like to sing, play in centers, and learn all about reading and math.

We are a Title I school.

We have about 93 percent of our students that receive free or reduced-rate lunches. Most come from homes with single parents, a grandparent, or other family members are raising them. The saddest situations are where the students are in a homeless situation.

My Project

My classroom theme has been Pete the Cat for the last few years. Pete the Cat is a wonderful storybook character that is positive and easy going. His books usually have a good story for my young children to enjoy with an adult or on their own in the library center. There are several new books that would be perfect to add to our Pete the Cat collection.

My kindergarten children love the stickers, computer paper for folders, nameplates, and name tags that are used to decorate their folders and tables.

These items are disposable and need replacing every school year.

I use the question: "What would Pete do?" for tidying up the classroom and doing classroom jobs. Our classroom vacuum cleaner needs replacing. The children love to do their assigned Pete job of vacuuming. It is one of the most requested jobs other than line leader! For quick clean ups at the end of the day, we need a vacuum to clean our whole group learning carpet.

Mrs. Hester
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Linx Bagless Corded Cyclonic Lightweight Stick Vacuum SH20030 • Amazon Business $72.99 1 $72.99
Educational Insights Pete the Cat School's Cool! Decorative Light Filters • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Pete the Cat Computer Paper • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Pete the Cat Nameplates • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
Pete the Cat Stickers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Mini Stickers • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Edupress Pete the Cat Groovy Shoes Accents (EP63233) • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Edupress EP63939 Pete the Cat Name Tags/Labels • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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