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Mrs. Sotomayor from Bloomington IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Notebooks...Learning Isn't Lost!

My students need paper, notebooks, and materials for our math and literacy journals. Math and literacy journals are a great way for students to keep track of their learning throughout the year.

  • $240 goal

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My Students

Our school is an Artful Learning school with a focus on the performing arts. Our students access the curriculum and state standards through arts based strategies and projects. This year we have partnered with our local university to provide additional experiences in the arts which include dance, yoga, drums, pottery, tumbling, keyboarding, and violin, among others. Our students are excited about having the opportunity to participate in learning experiences they may not have otherwise.

Our students come from low socioeconomic households with a variety of challenges that often impede their ability to succeed in the classroom.

The basic needs of our student often go unmet outside of the school doors. Many students deal with behavioral issues as a result of trauma, stress, or other emotional disabilities. Our students deserve to feel the sense of pride that comes with overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.

My Project

My students need paper, notebooks, and materials for our math and literacy journals. Math and literacy journals are a great way for students to keep track of their learning throughout the year. Rather than practice our learning with worksheet after worksheet, most of which end up in the trash, my students benefit from having interactive notebooks for literacy and math that document their learning and provide a resource they can refer to when they have forgotten something we have covered. These notebooks are also taken home at the end of the school year to show their progress over the course of the year. I would like to have sturdy composition notebooks that can last all year and hold all of our practice, writing, and work in literacy and math. I have also requested Astrobrights paper which allows me to color code and provide variety for students when we are adding things to our notebooks. This paper also saves time in that every learning craft doesn't have to be colored by students. Additionally, we never seem to have enough glue sticks to last through the year with all the gluing we do in our interactive notebooks. Next school year I will be adding to my notebook projects for my class and I want to make sure we have all of the resources we need to make these notebooks successful!

Mrs. Sotomayor
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
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
WAUSAU 20008 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb / 89 gsm, "Charisma" 10-Color Assortment, 200 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $18.21 1 $18.21
Wausau Astrobrights Writing Paper, 8.5 X 11 Inches, Eco Assortment, 500 Count (22226) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb / 89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, "Brights" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19

Materials cost

$170.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.87

Total project goal

$239.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.14

7 Donors

-$210.61

Donations toward project cost

-$182.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.59

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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