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Mrs. Bruza from Burbank CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Bruza's Zen Zone Part 2

Help me give my students better writing surfaces at their flexible seating areas.

  • $518 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn, enthusiastic, fun, and independent. They are aware of everything around them and aren't afraid to let you know what they think. This is why I love teaching middle school. As a math teacher, I am aware that my class may not necessarily be their favorite, but it is my goal to win them over by creating a positive, tranquil environment.

"A positive learning climate in a school for young children is a composite of many things.

It is an attitude that respects children. It is a place where children receive guidance and encouragement from the responsible adults around them. It is an environment where children can experiment and try out new ideas without fear or failure. It is an atmosphere that builds children’s self-confidence so they dare to take risks. It is an environment that nurtures a love of learning."

~Carol B. Hillman

My Project

Our flexible seating has been amazing! With some of the new floor options, we are finding that some more tweaks are needed. Some areas need things like lap desks and clipboards to be able to better write and be comfortable.

We will also be doing some upcoming projects that require a lot of post-its and supplies.

These projects are engaging and fun for students. Student engagement is so important in a math class. Math is often not a student's favorite subject, but it is my goal to change their minds!

I have seen how flexible seating can positively affect students work and demeanor and hope that these new seating options will continue to help us grow!

Mrs. Bruza
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Black Sticky Notes, 6 Pads, 3 X 3 Inch, 100 Sheets/Pad, Self-Stick Notes Pads, Easy Post Notes for Office, School, Home (Black) • Amazon Business $5.99 10 $59.90
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers (5 Pack; Blue Color). Eliminate Harsh Glare That Causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School While Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Aqua Sky - Fits up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43109 • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
ARTEZA 3x3 Inches Sticky Notes, 48 Pads, 100 Sheets Per Pad, Bulk Pack, Assorted Colors, Re-Adhesive, Clean Removal, for Reminders, Studying, Office, School, and Home • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
homEdge Stylus Pen Set of 20 Pack, Universal Capacitive Touch Screen Stylus Compatible with iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Kindle Touch, Compatible with All Device with Capacitive Touch Screen – 10 Color • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Fine Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ZCZN 8 Bright Color Sticky Notes,3 x 3 in,24 Pads/Pack,100 Sheets/Pad,Self-Sticky Notes • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$370.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$440.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.68

Total project goal

$517.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$517.85

10 Donors

-$512.55

Donations toward project cost

-$440.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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