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Ms. Nicole from Stamford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All About Organization and Planning

Help me give my students the materials needed to be successful 21st century learners

  • $702 goal

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My Students

My students are, freshman, enrolled in a Southern Connecticut high school. Our school is a large public school, with nearly 2700 students. Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with many of our students receiving free lunch. Our school is also one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the Southern Connecticut.

The students I am primarily involved with, are extremely creative and have varying levels of independence, many of whom are on the spectrum.

They all have a thirst for knowledge, wanting to expand their horizons. Everyday is a chance to learn something new and everyday we strive to make sure that students feel important, supported, challenged and included within the larger school community.

My Project

The materials requested here are utilized on a daily basis with any and all activities in my classroom. Using the printed materials for whole group instruction through interactive notebooks, engaged students throughout the learning process. By using different colors for those handout and notebook pages students are excited by learning.

By providing students with the materials they need to be successful, they take greater pride in the work they are doing.

Therefore, their academic work enhances their ability to focus and be more attentive in class. Pride will also allow the students to maintain a healthy mind, a healthy body and a healthy soul.

Students are able to avoid spreading germs within the classroom, because I insist that they continuously wash their hands and use the hand sanitizers after using the bathroom, sneezing, coughing and blowing their nose.

Part of my curriculum, includes Activities of Daily living, providing students the opportunity to learn how to live independently, encompassing skills such as laundry, creating job resumes and preparing simple healthy meals. With the addition of a refrigerator, students will able to plan meals around what is available to them, offering a wider variety of opportunities.

In feeling their best, and support with all their basic needs, students are more willing to to take chances, a leap of faith when participating in classroom discussions, sharing of ideas and creative suggestions as well as creative opinions.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Ms. Nicole
Grades 9-12
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 5 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia? - 3.0 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge - Stainless steel • Best Buy Education $150.98 1 $150.98
Dated Middle School or High School Student Planner for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Block Style - 5.5"x8.5" - Painted Brick Cover) - Bonus Ruler/Bookmark and Planning Stickers • Amazon Business $9.95 6 $59.70
Over-Ear Headphones Wired with Microphone, Leather Earphones, HiFi Deep Bass and Flexible Headbands for iPhone, Android, Tablets and Notebooks • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Samsill Durable 3 Ring View Binders, 4 Inch Locking D-Ring - Holds 800 Sheets, PVC-Free/Non-Stick Customizable Cover, White, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $16.59 2 $33.18
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 75 Count Each (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Classroom Keepers 15-Slot Mailbox, Blue (001308) • Amazon Business $27.10 1 $27.10
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
IRIS USA, Inc. CNL-5 Storage Box, 5 Quart, Clear, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Amazon Brand - Solimo Facial Tissues with Lotion, 75 Tissues per Box (18 Cube Boxes) • Amazon Business $20.79 1 $20.79
Classroom Keepers 12" x 18" Construction Paper Storage, 10-Slot, White, 16-7/8"H x 26-7/8"W x 18-1/2"D, 1 Piece • Amazon Business $20.01 1 $20.01
Kitchen Timer, OVEKI Magnetic Countdown Digital Timer,One Button Operation for Teacher kids and Elderly,for classroom home work fitness • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bostitch inPRESS 20 Reduced Effort Three-Hole Punch, Silver, Black (2220) • Amazon Business $17.78 1 $17.78
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
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Avery 31-Tab Dividers for 3 Ring Binders, Customizable Table of Contents, Multicolor Tabs, 3 Sets (44129) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, Pump Bottle, 8 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", 4 x 4 Graph Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 400 Sheets Per Pack (62360) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 20 • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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