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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Up with Our Classroom Supplies

Help me give my students the final touches to put together our new Student Center!

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have some incredible life stories that I love to listen to as I learn about each of them. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and unique learning experience.

What makes these students so special, is that they all have something to teach each other, and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and all students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful. I hope to engage disengaged students by giving them reasons to come to school and get excited about learning!

My Project

We have had a wonderful year gathering together supplies, books, snacks, and more for our new Student Center! However, as things comes together we are realizing there are a few last minute things we need to make this room just perfect! We need light bulbs for our new lamps, we need pencils for our new sketch books, we need another bookshelf for all of our books, and we need some wipes and tissues to keep it all clean!

These supplies sound a bit boring but in reality will help to create a very comfortable and fitting room where students can spend time during and after school typing up work, reading, relaxing, and getting their school work done while also digging into some art work and mind games.

Many of our students in school are disengaged and chronically absent. Having caring teachers, a comfortable space, hands on activities, after school tutoring, a city bus pass, and so on will encourage these disengaged and disinterested students to come to school, attend classes, and do their school work so they can stay on-track!

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
8-Cube Organizer Shelf 11" - Room Essentials™ • Target $39.99 1 $39.99
Sylvania Home Lighting 74765 A19 Efficient 8.5W Soft White 2700K 60W Equivalent A29 LED Light Bulb (24 Pack), Count • Amazon Business $24.08 1 $24.08
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Orange, Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, 2X the Sticking Power, Great for Windows, Doors and Walls, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Iris, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5SSCG) - 654-5SSSC • Amazon Business $6.73 2 $13.46
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Post-it Pop-up Notes, America’s #1 Favorite Sticky Note, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 5 Pads/Pack (3301-5ALT-M) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Marrakesh Collection, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5SSAN) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17

Materials cost

$182.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.01

Total project goal

$253.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.38

2 Donors

-$127.00

Donations toward project cost

-$107.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.05

match offer

-$126.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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