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Ms. Bruss from Pt Charlotte FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need flash drives, a label maker, liquid tempera paint, vocabulary journals, as well as other materials to help them become more creative and show who they really are while learning.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

My classroom is filled with Special Education EBD Students. In my classroom, we do a lot of hands on projects and activities to keep their creative outlets going. By staying hands on, this allows students to find their creative outlets and they are able to make better behavior choices, especially while learning. I also like to have reward systems put in place so students can learn behavior skills, then we can focus more on academics.

These students are brilliant kids who just need an outlet to be better understood.

They can complete projects better with a hands on approach because they are more motivated. By having tangible items for behavior rewards, behaviors tend to be much better.

My Project

These materials are very hands-on and visual specifically for my students. They will help motivate learners as well as teach them responsibility on how to stay organized.

These students deserve to learn.

By making lessons fun and creative, they are more willing to sit in class and do the assignments. When times get boring, they aren't as motivated to work. By creating a fun lesson, I can enjoy my time teaching as well as they can have fun while learning.

Basic supplies such as the markers and paint will be used for interactive notebooks so students can create more creative foldables. Wobble cushions will be used for students with ADHD to keep them moving while working on their notebooks. Reading books such as The Maze Runner and The Giver are classics that students should have an option to choose from in the classroom library. Other resources will help with lessons to keep students organized such as writing folders and flash drives.

Please, help make a difference by donating basic supplies that every other school seems to have. These supplies help my creative students find an outlet and allow them to create projects and assessments that show case what they have learned.

Ms. Bruss
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 8 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG125 - Vocabulary Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
Staples USB 2.0 flash drive, 8GB, 5 Pack • Staples Advantage $24.48 2 $48.96
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
DYMO LetraTag Plus Personal Label Maker, 2-Line, Up to 0.5" LetraTag Tape • Staples Advantage $30.59 1 $30.59
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (37001) • Staples Advantage $7.51 1 $7.51
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Staples Remarx Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/Pk (29211) • Staples Advantage $3.16 1 $3.16
Staples Duramark Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black Ink, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.51 1 $2.51

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