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Mrs. Filipek from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning Binders & Listening to Grow!

Help me give my students the tools they need to grow and learn!

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

I teach 27 amazing, diverse and talented Kindergarten students in a Title 1 Pittsburgh Public School.

Each of my students loves learning. They enjoy hands-on experiences too! Some of my kids come from households where educational supplies are not always readily available. With such a large class, I do my best to provide, love, care and teach each of them so they can succeed!

My Project

Rituals and routines are a staple in our Kindergarten room. Growing our literacy and math skills are equally important! Now, let’s combine the two.

My students will be able to have morning binders that will include activities to grow his/her literacy and math skills.

The binders will become a routine to each student for the first part of the day and will also allow me to work with students that could use some focused instruction.

We love using our computers for literacy and math practice. However, our headphones do not last as long as a teacher would hope! These new headphones will be extremely helpful so that students can grow their literacy and math knowledge!

Mrs. Filipek
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 Sony Headphones (BUY 9 GET 1 FREE) • Best Buy Education $134.90 1 $134.90
Staples Standard 1/2" 3-Ring View Binder, White (26426-CC) • Staples Advantage $2.65 30 $79.50
Staples Medium Weight Sheet Protectors, Clear, 200/Box (10525) • Staples Advantage $22.69 3 $68.07
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Black, 12/Pack (80001) • Staples Advantage $10.92 4 $43.68

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