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Mrs. Balestrieri from Seaside CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lift Me Up

Help me give my students document holders and a timer to assist in typing final drafts in their work stations.

  • $213 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an energetic, enthusiastic group of 4th graders on the Central Coast. My class is comprised of primarily military and a mix of civilian students who love to explore new ideas, concepts, and technology. We work hard to develop a family style of learning and social responsibility. My students are eager to learn and support one another.

They are learning to manage their time effectively.

Each day they are given time frames in which they are able to choose which assignments they are motivated to work on during that time frame. The end goal is that all assignments are completed at their personal best level by the end of the week. They are doing well making choices, and absolutely love being in control of parts of their day!

My Project

My students would benefit from document holders and a timer while they are typing. Each week, my students write a rough draft of an assigned writing and then type the final into Google Classroom during work stations. As we have all experienced, typing an edited draft can be tricky when your papers are lying flat next to you. By having a document holder to support their papers, they would be able to type their final drafts more easily. Their time would be spent focused on their writing, lessening the frustration of losing their place in the rough draft, having their pages get mixed up, or stepped on. Some students prefer to sit on the floor and type, which can be tricky when you are managing a laptop and a stack of loose papers.

Document holders and a large timer will help my students be more successful.

Students need to be able to spend time working, not fumbling with papers. Also, time management is important as they move through the course of their day and week. Having a large timer will help. They will be able to see their allotted time from across the room and choose which tasks they can complete efficiently during that time frame.

Mrs. Balestrieri
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Home-X - Jumbo Desk Paper Clip Memo Holder & Organizer, Perfect Office Accessory to Hold, Organize and Access Bills, Letters, Reminders and Notes, Set of 3, Silver, Gold and Black • Amazon Business $8.75 11 $96.25
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$136.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$180.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.90

Total project goal

$212.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$212.65

7 Donors

-$177.80

Donations toward project cost

-$161.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.17

match offer

-$22.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$19.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

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$0.00

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