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Mrs. Bender from New Brunswick NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Learners Organized and Engaged!

My students need multi-purpose headphones and heavy-duty paper trays with lids to support small group learning and keep them organized and on task.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kids need your support! We are a kindergarten class in an urban school district. Their school is in an inner city, and the children all qualify for free lunch. My class consists of 7 special education students and 8 general education students. The special education students have a range of difficulties, including being communication impaired.

Despite the academic and economic challenges my students face they are enthusiastic, kind, and love to learn.

The children in my classroom come from disadvantaged households, and I often purchase classroom supplies and snacks to support them.

My Project

One of the biggest challenges in kindergarten is keeping students focused and on task so they can do their best. This becomes extra challenging when a class is mixed with special education students who have difficulty focusing due to their classification.

These items will help my children achieve independence and reduce distractions during small group instruction.

My aim is to incorporate headphones in the listening center so the children can focus on learning games in the technology center. I would also like to use color coded paper trays so that the children can easily access their small group learning materials and become more independent.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD210 - Multipurpose Headphones with Volume Control - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
LL112YE - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LL112RG - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LL112VT - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192BB - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT192BP - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LL112BU - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LL112RD - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LL112GR - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TT193BP - Lid for Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131BU - Lid for Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131GR - Lid for Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131RD - Lid for Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131RG - Lid for Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131VT - Lid for Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
LL131YE - Lid for Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
TT193BB - Lid for Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$119.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.75

Total project goal

$178.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.35

2 Donors

-$178.35

Donations toward project cost

-$151.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.75

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$0.00

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