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Ms. Townsend from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kick off to a Successful Year...Creating a Positive Learning Environment

My students need weekly planners to help them stay organized, academic, and inspirational posters to create a positive learning environment and school basics to kick of a successful school year.

  • $576 goal

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My Students

I teach students with disabilities. I provide push in and pull out services to 9th grade students. My students are awesome! My classroom of exceptional learners engage and learn differently than traditional students. My students face many challenges in accessing the general curriculum, however, they understand what their special needs are and are committed to actively participating in the development of their academic goals.

My students are truly inspirational and awe inspiring; they are creative, resourceful, and absolutely love being challenged to think of new ways to approach learning and problem solving.

My Project

My project is geared to helping my students prepare for a successful academic year. I am requesting the weekly planners, notebooks, pocket folders, and storage bins the students will need to keep themselves and our classroom well organized (many of my students struggle with executive functioning tasks, so organization is a challenge).

My goal is to use academic and inspirational posters to highlight the skills we will focus on over the course of the year -math, literature, good study habits, and social and emotional learning- to build a positive classroom environment.

Finally, I am asking for the classroom basics that are oftentimes difficult to acquire - pens, pencils, highlighters, and markers.

Ms. Townsend
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
2018-2019 Blue Sky Academic Dabney Lee, Weekly/Monthly Planner, Ollie, 5" x 8" (BSK-100291-A19) • $12.74 10 $127.40
Trend Educational Classroom Posters Attention! Only positive attitudes... • $4.33 8 $34.64
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • $15.99 2 $31.98
Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Bold Point, Blue, 12/pk (89466) • $11.89 2 $23.78
Quill Brand 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners Assorted • $10.19 2 $20.38
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • $1.69 12 $20.28
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • $19.99 1 $19.99
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • $18.99 1 $18.99
BIC Brite Liner Pen Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 24/Pk (BL24AD) • $9.34 2 $18.68
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/pk (25053) • $8.49 2 $16.98
Simplify's Small Resin Wicker Storage Bin in White • $6.96 2 $13.92
Simplify's Small Resin Wicker Storage Bin in Black • $6.96 2 $13.92
McDonald Publishing Classroom Poster Set, Math Basics • $13.08 1 $13.08
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60/Pk (GSM609BE) • $5.77 2 $11.54
Simplify's Medium Resin Wicker Storage Bin in White • $11.38 1 $11.38
McDonald Publishing Classroom Poster Set, Literature • $9.34 1 $9.34
Quill Brand Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, Dozen (10401-QCC) • $7.49 1 $7.49
BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 3/Pk (WOFQD3) • $5.94 1 $5.94
Quill Brand Steel Assorted Small and Medium Size Binder Clips Black, 60 Clips/Tub • $5.77 1 $5.77
Trend Educational Classroom Posters, Study Skills • $5.26 1 $5.26
Trend Educational Classroom Posters, Test-taking tips • $5.09 1 $5.09
Trend Educational Classroom Posters, Your teacher's goal is simple... • $5.09 1 $5.09
Trend Educational Classroom Posters, Turn it off • $5.09 1 $5.09
Teacher Created Resources 22 x 17" Suffixes Chart (TCR7540) • $3.39 1 $3.39
Teacher Created Resources 22 x 17" Prefixes Chart (TCR7539) • $3.39 1 $3.39

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