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Ms. Williams from Fairview HTS IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Started with the Basics

My students need basic items such as an electric pencil sharpener, classroom mailboxes, pencils, and art supplies to get our classroom started.

  • $673 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. As 5th grade students at our school, they are in a huge time of transition in their lives. They have just moved from the elementary school and now they are adjusting to middle school life. They are adjusting to switching classrooms, having after school activities available, and a larger workload. These students not only adjust to the changes that meet them at the middle school, but they surpass all expectations.

My Project

Over half of the students at my school come from a low-income home. Because of this, often times students do not come to school with the requested school supplies. As you can imagine, this can be embarrassing and greatly affect their ability to learn. This project will help enable those students to have some of the basic supplies that people often overlook. For example, I have requested pencils, crayons, and markers. A pencil is a must-have instrument for each and every child. Having crayons and markers available to the students in my class will enable them to express their knowledge and abilities in a more creative way.

The classroom is the students' home for the day, and it falls on the teacher to make it comfortable.

Because of this, I also requested a variety of classroom organizational materials. I requested drawer sets for each table group to keep group materials together. This will also allow me to save valuable learning time by placing either materials or papers in the drawers. Another thing requested was a classroom set of mailboxes. Each student needs a secure place to pick up their graded work or important papers.

Allowing students access to the materials in the project will enable students to stay focused on their education. These items are necessary for the day-to-day operation of our classroom.

Ms. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 4-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, White • Amazon Business $21.49 6 $128.94
Safco Products 9424GR Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer, 36 Compartment, Gray • Amazon Business $97.39 1 $97.39
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Crayola Bulk Markers, Ultra Clean, Broad Line, 200 Count Classpack, Washable • Amazon Business $51.77 1 $51.77
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) by Dixon Ticonderoga • Amazon Business $17.19 3 $51.57
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $37.61 1 $37.61
TOPS Standard Easel Pads, 27 x 34 Inches, 1-Inch Horizontal Rule, White, 50 Sheets Per Pad, Carton of 2 Pads (79041) • Amazon Business $30.44 1 $30.44
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
30 Pocket Storage Pocket Chart and Hanging Wall File Organizer with 6 Accessory Pockets. Best Pocket Chart for School, Classroom, Home, or Office Use. Easy Wall Pocket Chart Organizer (Black) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
30 Multicolored Dry Erase Pockets, Oversize 10 x 13 Pockets, Perfect for Classroom Organization, Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, Teaching Supplies, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Set of 150 - Pencil Top Eraser Caps ,for Kids, Bulk, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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