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Ms. Ratledge from Durham NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mission: Get Organized

My students need materials to stay organized and engaged in class including folders, sticky notes, note cards, a computer monitor, and measuring tape.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

My students are brilliant, but with 60% of our school on the free and reduced-price lunch program, we are limited financially. As my instruction moves toward project-based learning, our daily procedures will require students to be much more organized, which can be a challenge for teens.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds.

They are athletes, honors and academic students, child care providers, employees, and incredibly gifted in the Arts department. As I mentioned, the majority of our school receives free and reduced-price lunch, but my students fight the stigma that comes with that. They are incredibly hard workers and 100% college bound!

My Project

I'm asking for a variety of resources, all to be used to help students organize and engage in the math material. Students will use folders, sticky notes, and note cards to visually divide material into sections that make sense using graphic organizers as well as develop their own strategies for self-pacing to complete tasks on time. They will use a large computer monitor to do research and create engaging digital projects and reports. They will use measuring tape to explore dimensions both inside and outside of the classroom and how design an mathematics are related to one another.

These donations remind my students that people care about their education.

In a society where minorities are constantly bombarded with news stories about racial injustice and budget cuts in education, my students can get discouraged. Knowing that someone out there wants to give means a lot to these teens.

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Ms. Ratledge
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cardinal by TOPS Products Economy Value ClearVue 1-Inch Round Ring Binders, 225 Sheet Capacity, White, Case of 12 Binders (90621) • Amazon Business $33.20 3 $99.60
Dell - E2015HV 19.5'LCD Monitor - Black • Best Buy Education $98.79 1 $98.79
C-Line Recycled Two-Pocket Paper Portfolio with Prongs, 1 Case of 100 Folders, Assorted Colors (05320) • Amazon Business $42.70 2 $85.40
Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, 12-Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.02 4 $32.08
Darice Measuring Tape with Level • Amazon Business $8.65 4 $34.60
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5" Size, Assorted Glow Colors, 300 per Pack (81300) • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Post-it Notes Value Pack, 1.5 in x 2 in, Marseille Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24APVAD) • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3 x 5 Inches, White, 10 Packs of 100 (31) • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
XREXS ® large digital timer Foldable Desktop Tabletop Calendar Temperature Digital Alarm Clock(silver) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Darice Precision Screwdriver Set • Amazon Business $2.09 1 $2.09

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