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Mrs. McGuire from Harrisburg IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Low-Tech, HIGH Engagement!

My students need dry erase boards to help me assess whether or not they are learning. We also need folders to better organize our subjects such as writing, social studies, and science.

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are so eager to learn! They have come such a long way this year in their conversations with each other. We talk a lot in guided discussions about what we are learning. They can share their mistakes, offer encouragement to their peers, and work independently to problem solve. They love to do things hands-on or pull out a whiteboard instead of a piece of paper.

This year, we have focused on building relationships in our classroom so that we are better citizens in our community.

This class has become a family this year!

My Project

We need whiteboards! I had a set that I used for 11 years that were cut from white shower boards at Home Depot, but after years of use, the finish was wearing off and they became too difficult to clean. I had to throw them away. I would love a set that would last longer and was true dry-erase boards so they are easier to clean!

I can quickly assess which students are understanding in math when we use whiteboards.

I can then adjust my lesson for my students' needs.

It is difficult to get students to come in at the beginning of the year with the appropriate supplies that will last throughout the year.

Folders, pencils, and glue sticks all run out or are ruined by Christmas. I have learned over the years that color-coding our subjects' folders helps with better organization in the classroom and keeps the students focused on the task. Any student can quickly see their writing folder in their desk and save time hunting for it.

Having pencils at the ready and plenty of glue sticks is another way that I can save time and continue to do school work!

Mrs. McGuire
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood-Cased Pencils - Pre-Sharpened - Latex Free Erasers - (Box of 180) • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
CLEANER EXPO NON-TOXIC GREEN 22OZ • School Specialty $10.22 1 $10.22
Franklin Vibe Zebra Kickball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Franklin Vibe Kickball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
FOLDER 2PKT 9X12 GREEN PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31
FOLDER 2PKT 9X12 YELLOW PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 RED PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09

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