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Mr. James from Marion AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Started on Your DO NOW

Help me give my students small whiteboards, markers, and index cards, to complete their DO NOW problems.

  • $203 goal

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My Students

My high school math students are from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, but that does not stop them from dreaming big. They are passionate, energetic, and hilarious, and they keep me on my toes with their thoughts and questions.

To make their dreams a reality, we have a long way to go.

The list of opportunities we have to assist them on this journey is long, and many of their needs other schools may take for granted. Thankfully, this allows us to do a lot with a little.

Each day, my students are striving to adopt a growth mindset allowing them to stand up to the task of getting college and career ready in a few short years. With your help, these students with great opportunity can reach their potential.

My Project

Everyday I have a DO NOW assignment on my board that my students are to get started on immediately upon entering my classroom. This helps set the tone for class and is a "warm up" for the rest of the class period.

The nature of my DO NOW assignments can take a variety of forms.

Sometimes I ask students to complete a brain teaser on a whiteboard. Other times I ask them to work a problem on a note card and we do "My Favorite No" where I sift through all of the answers for my favorite incorrect answer that we review. This allows all students, even those who got the problem wrong, access to the work.

To continue to effectively execute my DO NOW assignments, my students and I need new and better white boards, markers, and erasers as well as more note cards since we use them so often. Help me help my students get warmed up for class!

Mr. James
Grades 9-12
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
ARTEZA Small White Board, Bulk Set of 32 Double Sided Dry Erase Lapboards 9x12 in Perfect for Teachers, Students, and Office Work • Amazon Business $45.78 1 $45.78
Black Dry Erase Markers Black, 12-Count, Low Odor, Bullet Tip - Whiteboard Markers for Kids, Erasable Black Markers for Dry Erase Whiteboard Calendar, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines for Home Office • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
AmazonBasics Ruled Lined Index Cards - 3x5 Inches (10 Packs of 100) • Amazon Business $11.35 3 $34.05
Dry Erase Erasers, 40 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleaner Wiper for Classroom Home Office, 4 Assorted Colors(Blue, Red, Green, Yellow) by EAONE • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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