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Ms. Johnson from N Charleston SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Happy Hearts, Happy Minds

Help me give my students pencil boxes, math organization, dry-erase word wall, and a soothing work space.

  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students truly make my heart happy! I am excited for another year of teaching but anxious to meet my new kids. This is my 3rd year at my school and each year, I have grown to love my students. The majority of my students come from poverty and chaotic home lives. I strive to create a warm, loving classroom that becomes their happiest place.

It is important to me that each and every one of my students know how special they are.

I reflect daily on my own childhood and all the blessings I was given. It is my goal to be a positive influence on all my students and make their hearts a little happier.

My Project

Students are always misplacing their materials! For the majority of my students, a pencil box doesn't make the list for back to school as it is not a "necessity" and money is tight. By gifting each of my students a pencil box, they can have something that is their very own and keeps their materials organized! I plan to personalize the boxes with their names to make them feel extra special.

Flexible seating is an important aspect of my classroom.

Last year, I was lucky enough to get some "Jellyfish" chairs. They were an instant hit but got a little too much love last year. Their covers have holes and stains. The bases are still in great condition but new covers are essential! Included in flexible seating is a soothing learning environment. The harsh fluorescent lights can cause eye strain and headaches. The light blue covers help reduce the glare.

My district has adopted a new math curriculum. I am excited to see my learners grow but am in need of some serious organization! The sterilite stacking boxes will house the "workplaces" and I need file crates and folders to organize all the copies.

I'm moving from one room to another this year and need to create another dry-erase world wall for my learners to engage with. My new room also has a bathroom-the Dial soap is a must to keep the germs away!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emraw Multipurpose School Pencil Box - Glitter Bright Color Box Pencil Case with Snap Close Long Lasting Pencils School case Math Pencil Box Plastic Pencil Case Plastic Stationery Case (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
Sterilite 19618606 Small Clip Box, Clear Lid & Base w/Colored Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.44 3 $58.32
Time Concept Jellyfish Exercise Balance Ball Chair Replacement Cover - Coin Dot Yellow - Yoga Fitness Stability Seat, Home/Office Desk Seating • Amazon Business $21.38 2 $42.76
Sterilite 16939006 File Crate, Black, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $39.27 1 $39.27
Qty 200 Letter Laminating Pouches 5 Mil 9 x 11-1/2 Hot • Amazon Business $34.90 1 $34.90
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 1 $28.09
Nicpro White Contact Paper,Self-Adhesive Dry Erase Paper Film Whiteboard Sticker to Do List Wall Decal Large 17.7" X 78.7" with 3 Color Water-Based Pens for Home Office • Amazon Business $9.29 3 $27.87
10-Slot Wall-Mounted Metal Dry Erase Marker and Eraser Holder Rack, White • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Dial Gold Antibacterial Liquid Soap with Moisturizer, 7.5 ounce Pump Bottle and 52 ounce Refill • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Pendaflex Glow Hanging File Folders, Letter Size, Assorted, Case Pack of 12 (81670) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88

Materials cost

$387.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$450.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.45

Total project goal

$529.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.69

7 Donors

-$394.00

Donations toward project cost

-$334.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$135.69

Match offers toward project cost

-$115.34

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.35

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$0.00

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