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Mrs. Henry from Southbridge MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Our Classroom Clean

Help me give my students the supplies needed to keep our classroom clean and germ free! The vacuum is ideal for our carpet we use everyday!

  • $583 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school district is a level 5, under performing district working it's way back to the top! My students deal with a lot of trauma, neglect and uncertainty at home. Although for any child, school should be their constant, and their certainty and their safe space, my students have dealt with trauma and constant changing at school as well.

I've learned that my students need more than just what I was held accountable for academically.

They need tons of love, encouragement, kind words, smiles, constant positive environment and they need to learn social-emotional/coping skills.

Many of my students come from single-parent homes, and have recently dealt with the loss of a close family member, being taken from their home, being around drugs and alcohol, and live in a high poverty community. My students deserve the best, and I strive to cater to their needs. I am constantly learning with them, of what those needs may be, and adjusting practices to fit their needs.

My Project

At the end of each day, my students participate in a 5-minute clean up. Each student has a clean-up job that changes each week. They learn responsibility and to take pride in the classroom that we spend a lot of time in together.

Keeping our classroom clean, keeps students healthy and creates a positive, comfortable and enjoyable learning environment.

Clorox wipes, a vacuum, and electronics wipes all enable my students to disinfect items we use every day. Students learn that working together as a team gets the job done better and quicker. Students also learn positive communication skills when asking for and sharing cleaning supplies within the classroom.

Mrs. Henry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swiffer Wet Jet Refill Cloths, 24/Pack (PGC 08443) • Staples Advantage $15.99 5 $79.95
Dirt Devil Power Swerve Pet 16V Lithium Cordless Stick Vacuum BD22052 • Amazon Business $71.99 1 $71.99
Unger Ergo Small Broom with Dustpan (EDTBG) • Staples Advantage $52.79 1 $52.79
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Citrus Blend and Fresh, 35/Box, 3 Boxes/Pack (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 4 $37.16
Swiffer Wet Jet Complete Solution Refill, 42.2 oz. (23679) • Staples Advantage $5.79 5 $28.95
Swiffer WetJet Kit (92811/32694) • Staples Advantage $25.19 1 $25.19
Windex Electronics Wipes, 25 Wipes/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.29 3 $18.87
Swiffer Dusters 360 Cloth Refills, Multicolor 6/Pack (16944) • Staples Advantage $9.09 2 $18.18
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Life Scents Starter Kit Automatic Aerosol Air Systems, Summer Delights (6233892944) • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Swiffer 360 Durable Fiber Dusters with Extendable Handle Kit, White/Yellow • Staples Advantage $15.49 1 $15.49
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, 4/Pack • Staples Advantage $7.09 2 $14.18
Swiffer Sweeper Disposable Refill Cloths, 32/Pack • Staples Advantage $12.29 1 $12.29
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Life Scents Aerosol Refill, Summer Delights (6233891101) • Staples Advantage $8.59 1 $8.59
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Life Scents Aerosol Refill, Paradise Retreat (6233891099) • Staples Advantage $8.59 1 $8.59
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Automatic Aerosol Air System Refill, Snuggle Fresh Linen (6233882314) • Staples Advantage $8.29 1 $8.29
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Automatic Aerosol Air System Refill, Fresh Waters (6233879553) • Staples Advantage $8.19 1 $8.19
Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Automatic Aerosol Refill, Apple Cinnamon Medley (6233878283) • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49
Swiffer WetJet Floor Cleaner Refill, Febreze Freshness, Sweet Citrus & Zest, 42.2 oz. (91228) • Staples Advantage $6.89 1 $6.89
Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner Cap & Trigger, 32 Oz. (697261) • Staples Advantage $6.52 1 $6.52
Heavy-Duty Scrub Sponge, 4 1/2" x 2 7/10" x 6/10", Green/Yellow, 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.49 1 $6.49
Swiffer WetJet Floor Cleaner Refill, Gain Scent, 42.2 oz. (83061) • Staples Advantage $6.29 1 $6.29

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