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Mr. Caleb Smith from Saint Louis MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making a Clean Classroom Home!

Help me give my students materials to clean, task lamp, headphones, printer ink, and storage bins.

  • $789 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Every day, my students get to come into their classroom home and experience something that some of them never get to fully feel; LOVE. My students take time to greet me and tell me about their life, and they know I truly care. We as a class talk about what is happening in their life and what is happening in the area where they live. My students know how to challenge the, "status quo" by taking things to another level in their education and home life.

As the NEW YEAR starts, I want to give my students the words of life that they need while in my class and out in the real world.

Everyday my students are challenged in a negative way because of their skin color/economic status. My students need to be able to push through these words and hear the words that they are loved. A lot of my kids have, "broken homes," and some of the tasks that we just think of they have never experienced.

My Project

As we start the new year, we are faced with the challenge of having to clean our own classrooms. My students have taken ownership of our class and have all split up the duties in keeping our room sparkly clean. However, this can come at a huge cost for me (the teacher) and so we have put together a little list to help us keep our room lookin' great over the next 5 months.

Walking into a room with a wonderful smell can sure start your day off on a high.

The Swifter Jet is going to be used 2 times a week to make sure our floors are in perfect shape. With that said, I have gather a lot of supplies that need to be separated and stored for holidays/parties and receiving the Multi-purpose Storage Bin will help with that. Having the new Task Lamp in our reading area will help give us more light, when we want to turn off the big power lights above us. If you are new to our page, we were blessed with a Cricut and have been working on different items, the Sports Vinyl will allow us to make shirts for Black History month and a new idea our teacher has for the wall. Headphones for the classroom are something we need. The ones that we got in the beginning of the year are already broken (due to cheap material) and we use these everyday for learning.

It is sad that we have to clean our own classroom, but I am so proud of my students for taking ownership in wanting to help keep our little classroom in tip top shape. Having the vacuum will help keep germs and any messes off our new reading center.

Mr. Caleb Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 22 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henn&Hart FL0014 Modern Farmhouse seeded Task Lamp, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $76.36 1 $76.36
Bulk Headphones for Classroom 25 Pack, HONGZAN Wholesale Stereo School Headphones for Kids, Students, Libraries, Laboratories,Testing Centers, Museums etc (Black) • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
HP T0A36AN#140 65 | 2 Ink Cartridges | Black, Tri-color | N9K01AN, N9K02AN • Amazon Business $28.49 2 $56.98
IRIS USA, Inc TB-28 32 Quart Stack & Pull Box, Multi-purpose Storage Bin, 6 Pack, Pearl • Amazon Business $46.57 1 $46.57
Big Joe Bean Bag Refill, 2 Pack, White - 999992PK • Amazon Business $34.88 1 $34.88
White Heat Transfer Vinyl White HTV Vinyl White Iron On Vinyl for Cricut and Silhouette 12 Inches by 15 Feet Heat Press Vinyl for Shirts • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner Dark Black • Amazon Business $29.76 1 $29.76
Cricut Everyday Iron On Vinyl Sheets, 12"x 12" (12), DIY Supplies - All Occasions Value Pack - Black, White, Silver, and Gold • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
Amazon Brand - Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels, Huge Roll, 12 Count = 30 Regular Rolls • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
JoyNote Gamenote Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit 208 Pcs with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Alphabet Letters for Kids Spelling and Learning • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Swiffer WetJet Spray Mop Cleaner Starter Kit, Includes: 1 Power Mop, 5 Pads, Cleaner Solution, Batteries • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Command 3M Large Picture and Frame Hanging Strips, White-Bath, 4 Pairs • Amazon Business $4.48 5 $22.40
Broom and Dustpan Set Cleaning Supplies - Upright Broom and Dustpan Combo with Long Extendable Handle for Home Kitchen Room Office Lobby Floor Use Upright Stand up Dustpan Broom Set (Green) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Household Essentials 80-1 Foldable Fabric Storage Bins | Set Of 6 Cubby Cubes With Handles | Black • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Gamenote Sight Words Flash Cards with Pictures & Sentences - 220 Dolch Big Word Reading Flash Card from Pre K to 3rd Grade (Include 5 Rings) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Cricut SportFlex Iron On Vinyl, DIY Supplies, 11.8” x 24” HTV Roll - Black • Amazon Business $8.86 2 $17.72
Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags - OdorShield 13 Gallon Grey Trash Bag, Febreze Fresh Clean - 40 Count Each • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
KIND Breakfast Bars Variety Pack, Blueberry Almond & Honey Oat, 1.8 Ounce, 16 Count • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
Cricut Everyday Iron On 12” x 24” Vinyl Roll, DIY Decoration Supplies - Cherry • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Swiffer Wetjet Hardwood Mop Pad Refills for Floor Mopping and Cleaning, All Purpose Multi Surface Floor Cleaning Product, 24 Count • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Desk Toppers® Reference Name Plates: Pre-kindergarten to Grade 1 (Zaner-Bloser) • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
jollylife 40Ct Valentine’s Day Decorations Heart Hanging - Party Swirl Ceiling Decor Ornaments Supplies • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45

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