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Mrs. Lorn from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Kindergarteners Attention!

Help me give my students the ability to show me that they are tracking instantly via the Dry-Erase boards, the moving Easel and more!

  • $319 goal

This project expired on November 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Some of these sweet Kindergarten students are brand new to school - please consider giving them what they need! I'm a first year teacher and want to help ALL of my little ones do their best! The school I am teaching at has approximately 65% of the students who qualify as low-income, meaning they qualify for free or reduced lunch. This also means their parents cannot afford basic school supplies. I want them to have what they need to learn!

As a first year teacher, I am trying to be very wise about what to spend and have been scouring the Dollar Tree and the Dollar Spot at Target.

Both my husband and I work hard but the cost of school supplies for a classroom comes out of teachers' pockets. I know there are lots of qualified teachers who also need help and I'm praying that I will be one of them who will be blessed with donor funds! Thank you and my little Kinders' THANK YOU too!

My Project

My most wished for item is the large easel and the class pack of dry erase boards (complete with markers and erasers)! This is because my sweet little Kinders' attention spans are very short! They are only 5 years old and they require activities that will keep them engaged. By using the movable easel, this will help me be more flexible when teaching (by moving with the easel instead of being tied to the front of the room to teach). Secondly, by giving each of my students their own dry erase board (complete with marker and eraser!) each student will be able to show me right away their numbers or their letters or their sight words and I can see which students are tracking instantly when on the floor with me during whole group learning time. The remaining items on my list are items that I know they will go through quickly during the year (i.e. the Expo markers, the pencils, the crayons, the dry erase pocket sleeves, etc)! Finally, the carpet markers are so the kinders' can easily find a spot to sit on without fighting over a spot - this saves so much time in the classroom!

Mrs. Lorn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Easel White Board - Magnetic Tripod Whiteboard Portable Dry Erase Board 36x24 inches Flipchart Easel Board Height Adjustable, Stand White Board • Amazon Business $68.58 1 $68.58
Blue Summit Supplies 30 Pack Dry Erase Lapboard Classroom Set, Includes 30 Whiteboards 9 x 12 inch, 30 Markers, 30 Erasers, Ideal for Teachers, Students, Sunday School, Group Participation • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $30.19 1 $30.19
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
The Original CARPET MARKERS for Teachers (30 Pack of Circles) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
5800 pcs Teacher Stickers for Kids, Reward Stickers Mega Variety Pack, Incentive Stickers for Teacher Supplies Classroom Supplies, 18 Design Styles Including 3D Heart, face, Star, owl, Cupcake • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97

Materials cost

$231.02

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.73

Total project goal

$318.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.21

10 Donors

-$262.92

Donations toward project cost

-$227.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.94

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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