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Mrs. Lamattina from Hicksville NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Judge My Books by Their Cover!

Help me give my students motivating visuals, positive reinforcements and the tools for organization.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In just a few short days, I will begin my first year as Library Media Specialist at a K-5 elementary school. The school is located in a suburban community and is quite diverse. Our student body has a large Indian population. I am fortunate to see each student that comes through the doors. That’s a lot of lives to impact!

Today’s students are tomorrow’s teachers.

I want to provide them with the tools they need to succeed in their educational, professional and personal lives. I believe I can accomplish my goals, but it all begins with basic needs (and wants) that I hope you can help me provide.

My Project

In order for my vision to come to life, I need the supplies and materials to make it possible. With a healthy book budget, I have the academic portion covered, but the aesthetics in the room are lacking. For instance, the poster that describes the rules of the library is yellowed and old. I want students to know the rules are important. They exist out of mutual respect for their friends and me, and that drab old poster doesn’t impart my message. I have a bulletin board outside my room that I have so many ideas for! I just need the materials to make my visions come to life. I don’t have bookmarks to give to students who choose a chapter book or stickers to say good job!

Before I address students higher order needs, I want to address their basic needs and create an environment that is positive and encouraging.

If students are in a place that they feel comfortable, they are so much more open to learning.

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This project will reach 360 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
COLOR ME RECOGNITION AWARDS BOOKMARKS SET • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 YELLOW PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 RED PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 LT BLUE PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 DK BLUE PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 GREEN PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
BULLETIN BOARD SET HOLIDAY HEARTH • School Specialty $10.71 1 $10.71
BULLETIN BOARD SET SPRING THINGS SET OF 31 • School Specialty $10.43 1 $10.43
RANGER RICK WELCOME BULLETIN BOARD SET • School Specialty $9.58 1 $9.58
PAPER BULLETIN BOARD SET BE AMAZING 46 PCS • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
EMOJIS BOOKMARKS PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $3.76 2 $7.52
BOOKMARKS - PIZZA SCENTED • School Specialty $4.96 1 $4.96
BOOKMARKS - CHOCOLATE SCENTED • School Specialty $4.96 1 $4.96

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