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Ms. Bahr from Carpentersville IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving My Students the BEST and Most Productive Learning Environment

Help me give my students stools, headphones, file holders and other materials for the best learning atmosphere and experience. These supplies will help the students learn organization and study skills and succeed in first grade!

  • $725 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of the students that will be in my classroom come from homes that struggle financially on a daily basis. Parents work multiple jobs just to make ends meet and to provide the basic necessities for their children.

While the children come from struggling homes, or homes that may not be in the best environment, I want to provide a safe comfortable learning space for the students.

I want the students to feel welcomed and excited to come to school every day. The children should feel as if the classroom is their space, and I want to instill a sense of pride and belonging in them and make sure that they are able to be actively involved in their classroom and learning.

I believe giving students a sense of ownership, organization and responsibility will help them become lifelong learners!

My Project

The items I am requesting will help my students have the best learning environment possible. Many of my students come from struggling families where they may not have the most comfortable and enjoyable personal spaces.

I want to make my classroom comfortable and organized so that students can take pride in their classroom and look forward to coming to school to enjoy their space and THEIR classroom every day.

I want students to feel that they are welcomed and that their needs are put first in regards to how they learn.

Not all students learn in the same way. Not all students can sit and be comfortable and focused at a traditional desk. Not all students can absorb information just by reading and writing. Students need hands-on interactive play and experiences, and I tend to give my students all of the opportunities to succeed that I can while they are MY children.

Ms. Bahr
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EAI Education NeatSeat Classroom Chair Organizer | Oversized Name-Tag Card, Dual Inner Pockets, Blue, 16" x 12" with 1 1/2" Gusset, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $32.95 5 $164.75
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $58.81 1 $58.81
Soundnetic 10 Pack Classroom Stereo Budget Headphones with Leatherette Earpads Volume Control • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Evelots Magazine File Holder-Organizer-4 Inch Wide-6 Colors-With Labels-Set/12 • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Storex Classroom Student Project Box, 12 x 12 Inches, Assorted Tints, 5-Pack (63202U05C) • Amazon Business $27.88 1 $27.88
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
WikkiStix WKX805 Big Count Box of 468, Yarn/Food Grade Wax • Amazon Business $26.36 1 $26.36
Gamenote Sight Words Wooden Magnetic Fishing Game - 220 Dolch Word with 2 Magnet Poles for Kindergarten Preschool Children (Activity Guide Include) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Learning Resources Goodie Games ABC Cookies, 4 Games in 1, Alphabet, Pre-Reading, Phonics, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
WALIKI Children's Chair Ball with Feet | Alternative Classroom Seating | Therapy Ball | 18" Pink • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WALIKI Kids Chair Ball with Legs | Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture | Therapy Ball | 20" Blue • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Carson Dellosa – Sentence Building Literacy Resource with 86 Cards for Language Arts For K, 1st, & 2ND Grade & Ell • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Simple Houseware 24 Pockets Large Clear Pockets Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (60" x 22.5") • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56

Materials cost

$577.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$616.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.73

Total project goal

$724.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$724.88

9 Donors

-$449.00

Donations toward project cost

-$386.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$269.71

Match offers toward project cost

-$229.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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