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Mrs. Espinal from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Write & Share Together With One Easel!

Help me give my students the flexibility to work anywhere in the classroom without restrictions with our magnetic mobile white board and the ability to clearly hear all my lessons with the voice amplifier.

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been a teacher for 13 years, but this is my first year teaching 1st grade.

Currently, I work at a Title I school in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, which means we serve a very diverse group of students who are most at risk for failing and children who are experiencing homelessness.

Many of my students come from households with little or no educational materials at home that can help their learning needs. I currently work as a first-grade teacher with the most compassionate and funny group of students I have ever had. They have an enthusiasm to learn as I have never seen before.

My Project

This year has been rewarding for many students as it is their first time in a school building in over a year and a half due to the pandemic. I have had the privilege of watching their faces light up as they enter the classroom and see all the materials they didn't have accessible during remote learning. Seeing their excitement of being in school makes me think of John Warren who once said, "a teacher's task is to initiate the learning process then get out of the way."

My job as a teacher is to provide my students with the tools they will need to succeed as learners and allow them to learn through each other and real-world experiences.

With your generous donations, I can allow my students the opportunity to feel like they are in charge of their learning. With the Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard, my first graders can adjust the height of the board and work independently without restrictions. Your donations will allow all of my students the opportunity to work in small groups anywhere in the classroom. They can use the magnetic board to display their work and explain their thinking.

Your generous donation will also help ensure that all the students have the same opportunity to hear me speak and clearly hear all the lessons being taught. Due to the pandemic, our classroom has become very loud with background noise. We currently have two air purifiers and an air conditioner running at all times, making it extremely hard for the students to hear. Your generous donation will help in purchasing the ZOWEETEK Wireless Voice Amplifier with UHF Microphone Headset. The voice amplifier would be greatly appreciated as we continue to learn through the pandemic.

Thank you for your time and generous donations. We truly appreciate it.

Mrs. Espinal
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard – 40x28 inches Dry Erase Board Flipchart Easel Stand White Board • Amazon Business $162.59 1 $162.59
ZOWEETEK Wireless Voice Amplifier with UHF Microphone Headset,Portable voice amplifier personal,Mini voice amplifier,Voice amplifier for Teachers,Elderly,Training,Meeting,Yoga,Coaches,Outdoors,Games • Amazon Business $54.49 1 $54.49
Ogrmar Metal Clip 1.2"-12 Pack Refrigerator Whiteboard Wall Magnetic Memo Note Clip Metal Clip (1.2") • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98

Materials cost

$228.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.14

Total project goal

$307.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$307.62

2 Donors

-$268.98

Donations toward project cost

-$261.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.64

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$0.00

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