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Mrs. Carroll from West Jordan UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Learning Colorful

My students need basics supplies and organizational tools like dry erase markers boards as well as colored pencils and markers to diversify learning and become more engaged.

  • $439 goal

This project expired on September 24, 2018.

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My Students

"I can!" is a phrase you hear often in our world language department classes. It is important for all students, especially our seventh and eighth graders in a low-income/high poverty area to feel successful and know that they can do something. Watching students realize that they can do more than what they thought is what we love to see happening in our classrooms.

Our students are diverse, resilient, eager learners who want to make a difference in the world.

Ninety-plus percent of students qualify for free/reduced lunch and eight-plus percent have 2nd -5th grade reading levels as they enter 7th grade and continue into 8th grade. We know they can elevate their thinking and learning because we see their potential, and we try to help them achieve new academic heights. They simply need some encouragement and direction for how to do this.

My Project

These materials are necessary for student organization! Seventh and Eighth grade students are notoriously unorganized. The binders that the students receive at the beginning of the year are trashed before winter break. But, we have personally seen in our classrooms that if we have specific folders, sets of markers, crayons, and colored pencils, etc. at each table or on a counter top for students to grab each day as we work through units, then students lose fewer materials and the entire room stays more organized all while students access and use the materials each day.

We use the expo markers and lapboards for a variety of engaging activities which motivate and increase student writing performance.

Students love using the colored pencils and markers to work on class activities and decorate projects focusing on language acquisition and culture. Many students do not have basic materials such as colored pencils at home, so it is an extra treat for them to have these materials available.

Another example of how we use these materials - as part of the beginning of class routine reviewing previous learning, our students track and assess their learning with a blank stoplight and coloring it in with markers. Students self-assess whether they feel they are green (understand and are comfortable with the concept), yellow (think they want/need more practice with the concept), or red (do not understand the concept much), and mark the supplied paper with the appropriately-felt color. The students' papers, the markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils with which to complete the review of learning and fill in the stoplight with a green, yellow, or red are organized together in magazine file holders or crates.

Mrs. Carroll
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 420 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EOOUT 16pcs 3 Hole Punched Double Pocket Poly Portfolio Folder, 7 Colors, with Card Pockets • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Crayola 200 Ct Fine Line Markers, 10 Assorted Colors (58-8210) • Amazon Business $49.32 1 $49.32
EXPO 1920940 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $22.40 2 $44.80
Dry Erase Lapboard Classroom Kit, Set of 30 Whiteboards, Black Dry Erase Markers and 2'' x 2'' Erasers • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
Crayola 12 Count Original Bulk Markers, Green • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Crayola Original Bulk Markers, Red (2-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.64 2 $23.28
Simple Houseware Black Magazine File Holder Organizer Box (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack, 24 Count • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Crayola 12 Count Original Bulk Markers, Yellow • Amazon Business $3.29 4 $13.16
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil, 0.7 mm, Black Barrel, Refillable, 4-pack • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17

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