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Mrs. Ramirez from Panorama City CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinder Year Is Already Here!

Help me give my students the opportunity to have their own special "Draw and Write Journal", as well as, new name plate sleeves and supply caddies to start of the new school year.

  • $595 goal

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My Students

My students are full of enthusiasm, curiosity and lots of energy. For many, it is their first time in a classroom setting, but they are eager to learn. They also come from very low income households and all receive free meals. Families here are not able to provide anything extra for their child. They are also surrounded with high crime, so school is the where they go to feel safe.

Regardless of their situations, these young children are ready to learn, and I want them to feel successful.

My students are also second language learners. So they need to master, not only the language, but the academics. Let's give these young minds a better chance to acquire the foundation that they need to shine.

My Project

Every start to a new school year comes with its many challenges. There is a lot to prepare not just academically, socially, but the room environment and simple incentives.

One thing I do know is the excitement children feel when they have something special that belongs to them like the "Draw and Write Journal".

They will see their progression for the year and how much growth occurs. This gives the students pride in their work as authors and illustrators. And it is also something that parents enjoy seeing and keeping.

The name plate sleeves are also a way of having their own personal space that belongs to them. It keeps the name plates in place. The supply caddies and book bins are also a way of staying organized and my class is in need of new ones. Name tags are also very important especially at the beginning of a school year especially in kindergarten. It is a way of knowing the students name and which class they belong to when out at lunch for example. Simple things like a smelly sticker can also be a positive incentive.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR630 - Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 3 $104.97
TT305X - Neon Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 3 $95.97
LL119 - Large Self-Adhesive Nameplate Sleeves (4 3⁄4" x 18 1⁄4") - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.99 1 $35.99
PP589 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Organization Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT991 - Lakeshore Safety Name Tags - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.59 1 $29.59
VR993 - Lakeshore Safety Name Tags - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
STE6491 - Fun Favorites Scented Motivational Stickers - Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.19 1 $11.19
STD63939 - Pete the Cat Name Tags - Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
TT992 - Refill Pack for Lakeshore Safety Name Tags • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59

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