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Ms. Kimmick from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Material Girls: Supplies For Success

My students need classroom materials so that they can keep their work neat, organized and manage current and upcoming projects.

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (UASBYW), our girls come from everywhere. From Mali to the Dominican Republic and everywhere in between, they cross oceans and continents to find themselves in our classrooms in New York City. They are bright, diverse, fierce, proud and they are hungry for opportunity.

As an unscreened, Title One school, many of our students come to us far below grade level in math and reading.

They struggle with learning and behavioral disabilities, traveling from communities that commonly experience violence or crime or from single parent households that are almost always run by devoted mothers who want nothing but the best for their daughters.

Many of our girls are eager to experience success. It's up to our school's team of educators, counselors, administrators and other school staff to provide the tools, materials and other supports necessary for each young woman to reach her full potential,

My Project

Adequate supplies are necessary for students to learn effectively and be successful. My special needs students often struggle with organizing and test taking strategies.

By providing students with the appropriate tools and materials, they'll have not just the supplies, but the confidence needed to be successful.

Sticky notes, tabs and highlighters will be made available to students in our supplies center so that they can independently organize their notebooks as well as the notes they have written. Timers will be placed in each content class that special needs students visit so that they are aware of time limits and can be alerted both visually and aurally. Time will be built into each class period for students to record current and upcoming assignments. Pens, pencils and markers will be made available to students so that they can track and manage these, and even use color coding to categorize major tests as opposed to smaller quizzes. Index cards will be used to prepare for tests and quizzes and test taking strategies will be taught to suit each student. These will also be used to have students develop a word wall with key vocabulary they will need to be familiar with, throughout the year.

By making materials readily available for students, and encouraging them to access these independently during class time, students will build a stronger sense of organization and independence. These materials are essential for making our students with special needs feel successful and confident about their learning. I have seen how organization and sufficient supplies can effect student success, and I'm eager to watch my students grow as a result of having what they need to learn!

Ms. Kimmick
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer; Optional (On/Off) Alert; No Loud Ticking; Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $29.75 4 $119.00
Five Star Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (38057) • Amazon Business $17.49 2 $34.98
Plastic pocket folders with 3 hole,heavy duty star folders ,Assorted Colors ,Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
BIC Gel-ocity Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point (0.7 mm), Assorted Colors, 8 + 2 Bonus Count (10 Total Gel Pens) • Amazon Business $13.00 2 $26.00
Time Timer Original 8 inch; 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer; Optional (On/Off) Alert; No Loud Ticking; Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Creative Teaching Press Awesome! Small Awards, Black/White (1315) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm,Spectrum 25-Color Assortment, 75 Sheets (80944-01) • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Avery Big Tab Write & Erase Durable Plastic Dividers, 8 Multicolor Tabs, 1 Set (16171) • Amazon Business $3.58 4 $14.32
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
The Pencil Grip Original Universal Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 6 Count, Assorted Colors (TPG-11106) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Post-it Tabs, 1-Inch Solid, Aqua, Yellow, Pink, Violet, 22/Color, 88 per Dispenser (686-AYPV1IN) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Expo 80078 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 1 Pack with 8 Markers, Total of 8 Markers • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
TREND enterprises, Inc. You Rock! Recognition Awards, 30 ct • Amazon Business $3.49 2 $6.98
Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point 1.0mm, Black Ink, Clear Barrel, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards, Assorted Neon, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Carson Dellosa Hoot Hoot Hooray! Certificates (101072) • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75

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