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Ms. Bhalai from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math LIVE!

My students need materials that will aid in their learning, such as math workbooks, and classroom supplies that will make instruction easier and the environment LIVE!!

  • $1,828 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently teach math to sixth and seventh grade students diagnosed with special needs. Class is a challenge due to the fears that students have for the subject. It is my aim to create an engaging and challenging learning environment that pushes students to their limits while making the subject come alive.

My students are middle schoolers in Brooklyn, New York.

They are considered disadvantaged and at-risk. They are sponges willing to learn, but they need the structure, resources, and experiences to flourish. In our middle school, students are held to high expectations with the aim of having them develop 21st century skills that will assist them in becoming self-sufficient adults.

My Project

I am a seasoned educator who understands the importance of environment and quality instruction within a school building. My school does not have enough funding to supply all teachers with the classroom materials that are requested. For this project, I have requested sticky easel post-it paper, a printer, a staple gun, and bulletin board materials. Most teachers purchase these items with their personal funds. However, these are all items that aid in developing a print-rich environment and are important in implementing projects. I intend to use the materials requested above along with the markers, place value table chart, and workbooks to create small group projects, which the students can present to their peers and display in the class. This year I want to re-envision math for my students and have it come to life. It is my desire to challenge my students to expand and embrace their understanding of the subject. Students will learn to be thinkers, problem solvers, and figure out how to approach the subject with enthusiasm.

By donating to this project, you will add to the creation of a welcoming environment for the students, add to the tasks and projects developed for the class, and encourage student engagement in the lessons and classroom.

These donations will help me as a teacher to plan and facilitate instruction effectively. More importantly, it will add to my goal of creating an environment that celebrates learning and the students. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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Ms. Bhalai
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GAMMA Pressureless Practice Tennis Balls - 60 Ball Pack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 4 $239.96
Scholastic MATH, Grades 6 - 9 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 10 / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–9 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 10 $82.50
Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $69.62 1 $69.62
Flash Furniture Low Back Polymer Drafting Stool With Tractor Seat, Vibrant Orange-Yellow • Staples Advantage $68.19 1 $68.19
Canon - PIXMA MG5721 Wireless All-In-One Printer - Black/Silver • Best Buy Education $68.04 1 $68.04
Canon - PGI-270 and CLI-271 Ink Cartridge Combo Pack + Photo Paper - Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy Education $48.28 1 $48.28
Swingline Electric Portable Desktop 3-Hole Punch, 15 Sheet Capacity/20 lb., Silver • Staples Advantage $42.79 1 $42.79
Rapid R34 Stapling Gun, #11 Flat Wire Staples, Chrome/Green • Staples Advantage $39.99 1 $39.99
Fadeless 48x12 Cosmic Blue 4/rls • Teachers' School Supply $38.76 1 $38.76
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 30 Sheets, White, Unruled, 30"H x 25"W, 2/Ct • Staples Advantage $36.51 1 $36.51
MAGNET SENTENCE STRIPS - 10 PK 24X3 • Teachers' School Supply $15.99 2 $31.98
Staples Copy Paper, LETTER-Size, 92/104 US/Euro Brightness, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 1 Case, 5,000 sheets • Staples Advantage $31.25 1 $31.25
EZ Crate Collapsible Cart • Nasco $30.95 1 $30.95
Pkg. of 10 Presentation Boards • Nasco $29.95 1 $29.95
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $29.60 1 $29.60
Station Activities for Common Core Mathematics Grade 7 • Nasco $27.95 1 $27.95
Crayola Colored Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 50 • Blick Art Materials $8.16 3 $24.48
Nascos Place Value to MillionsDecimal Tabletop Flip Chart • Nasco $22.75 1 $22.75
Budget Game • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Staples Stickies Restickable Easel Pad, 30 Sheets, 1" Blank, White, 30"H x 25"W, 2/Ct • Staples Advantage $21.87 1 $21.87
Scotch Magic Greener Tape with Dispenser, 3/4" x 900" Tape, 1" Core, 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $20.99 1 $20.99
Magnaborders Stripes • Teachers' School Supply $10.14 2 $20.28
2YR PRINTER Commercial Geek Squad Protection • Best Buy Education $19.99 1 $19.99
Must-Know Math Skills Book: Grade 6 (min. 10 copies) - 1 Workbook / Min. 10 Copies / Grade 6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $1.99 10 $19.90
Vertical Chart Set 1/2 X 1/2 • Teachers' School Supply $18.99 1 $18.99
24in Hand Pointers Set of 3 • Teachers' School Supply $18.27 1 $18.27
Staples Heavyweight Top-Tab Colored File Folders, 1/3 Cut, Assorted, LETTER-size Holds 8 1/2" x 11", 50/Bx • Staples Advantage $18.27 1 $18.27
Staples One-Touch Plus Desktop Flat Stack Full Strip Stapler, Fastening Capacity 30 Sheet/20 lb., Black • Staples Advantage $16.99 1 $16.99
NewPath Learning All About Decimals Poster • Nasco $16.95 1 $16.95
NewPath Learning All About Fractions Poster • Nasco $16.95 1 $16.95
Pacon Corporation - Construc Ppr Gw Lwt Asst 9x12 500rm • Teachers' School Supply $16.69 1 $16.69
Trimmer Sparkle Variety 4 Pack • Teachers' School Supply $15.99 1 $15.99
60 Minute Jumbo Timer • Teachers' School Supply $15.23 1 $15.23
I Was Caught Being Good Wristbands • Teachers' School Supply $4.99 3 $14.97
The Complete Common Core State Standard Kit Math Grade 6 • Nasco $14.95 1 $14.95
The Complete Common Core State Standard Kit Math Grade 7 • Nasco $14.95 1 $14.95
Polyester Felt - 72" x 1 yd, Royal Blue • Blick Art Materials $5.53 2 $11.06
Whiteboard Storage Pocket • Teachers' School Supply $10.14 1 $10.14
Green Grass Mighty Brights Border • Teachers' School Supply $5.03 2 $10.06
Duracell CopperTop AA Alkaline Batteries, 8/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Daily Standards Pocket Chart • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Math Symbols Colossal Concept Poster • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Staples Top-Tab File Folders, 1/3 Cut, Manila, LETTER-size Holds 8 1/2" x 11", 100/Bx • Staples Advantage $7.99 1 $7.99
Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser Toucan • Teachers' School Supply $3.99 2 $7.98
City Skyline Scalloped Trimmer • Teachers' School Supply $3.99 2 $7.98
Math Straight Border Trim • Teachers' School Supply $3.99 2 $7.98
Polyester Felt - 36" x 1 yd, Yellow • Blick Art Materials $3.27 2 $6.54
Staples Standard Staples, 1/4" Leg Length, 5-Pack, 5/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.49 1 $6.49
Stanley Bostitch SharpShooter Heavy-Duty Staple Gun Staples, 3/8", 1,000/Bx • Staples Advantage $4.29 1 $4.29
Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser • Teachers' School Supply $3.99 1 $3.99
The More You Use Your Brain Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Attention Only Positive Attitudes Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Are You Making Progress Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Chubby Pencil Sharpener • Nasco $2.95 1 $2.95
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Chart How To Be A Great Student • Teachers' School Supply $2.49 1 $2.49
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$1,415.03

Vendor shipping charges

$87.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,553.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$274.12

Total project goal

$1,827.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,827.44

1 Donor

-$1,827.44

Donations toward project cost

-$1,553.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$274.12

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$0.00

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