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Ms. Perez from Charlestown MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help a New Teacher Build a New Classroom

My students need a projector, 60 binders, 100 notebooks and other start-of-the-year materials to successfully begin and stay engaged throughout the year.

  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a first-year teacher, I have yet to meet the students I will be teaching and learning with throughout this next year. I hope to build a classroom where students feel they are challenged and provided opportunities to advocate for their ideas and needs.

I will be teaching at a school where students are put first and their is a deliberate focus on community.

Although the school has had a tumultuous history, it has continued to improve both the community and services provided to students. Every year the school has continued to build on its previous successes and is fighting to become one of the best schools in Boston based on the belief that students come first. My students are young and eager to learn in space that builds their self-reflection and knowledge as readers and writers. They seek out chances to be in a safe place that both challenges and supports them on their education journey. They hail from all different neighborhoods with the desire to be successful students.

My Project

I'm extremely excited to begin my first year of teaching with my future students! The hardest part about getting them started is making sure our classroom has the materials (binders and notebooks) necessary for them to take notes, stay organized and be able to access the lesson. The projector is essential in the classroom to help student see and engage with the day's lessons. I am able to highlight different resources and media for the whole class. I'm also able to project and highlight student work so that students can revise and study their previous misconceptions and successes.

These donations will dramatically include the productivity within my classroom and my student's ability to engage with work and not the question of whether they will be able to afford materials.

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Ms. Perez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson VS230 SVGA 3LCD Projector, White • Staples Advantage $359.99 1 $359.99
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, Black, 120 Sheet Capacity, 1/2" Ring • Staples Advantage $1.87 60 $112.20
Staples OneTouch 3-Hole Punch, 30 Sheets Capacity/20 lb., Silver/Blue • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Staples Poly Binder Pockets, Assorted, 5/Pk • Staples Advantage $4.79 5 $23.95
Staples 1-Subject Wirebound Notebook, Wide Ruled, 8" x 10 1/2", 70 Sheets • Staples Advantage $0.17 100 $17.00
Scotch Expressions Masking Tape, Green, Yellow & Red, 1" x 20 yds, 3 Rolls • Staples Advantage $15.29 1 $15.29
Staples Heavy-Duty View Binder with D-Rings, Navy, 650 Sheet Capacity, 3" Ring • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Canary • Staples Advantage $4.06 1 $4.06

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