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Ms. Jackson from Anchorage AK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Jackson Creates the Perfect Learning Environment

My students need a space that is inviting and warm so that they feel as special as they are. They also need tools to be organized and materials to succeed.

  • $761 goal

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My Students

My students look and talk like other students, but they have secrets. Most of them have experienced childhood trauma or are currently experiencing some type of trauma outside of school. They are learning to regulate their emotions and behaviors in order to learn independence and to further their education. Our alternative school prepares our students on how to deal with their emotional and behavioral disabilities so that they may return to their neighborhood school. Our goal is to strengthen them.

My Project

Certain sensory and environmental factors can cause our students to experience emotional crises. My first step in deescalating dangerous behavior is to transform and create the perfect learning environment. In turn, I hope to also achieve engagement and enthusiasm from my learners. As a first year teacher, I need as much help as I can get. My school is older and my classroom needs some work. Pictured to the right is my classroom as it currently looks. With the help of my community, I know that I can show my students that I care about the space we share and the learning that will take place in this space and transform the space.

It is my hopes that my classroom will become a safe haven, magical getaway, and literary wonderland for my language arts students, providing them with feelings of safety and comfort.

Lamps and string lights will help create warm, comforting lighting to ease students' moods. The office supplies will be used in various projects and activities. My students will use composition books to journal each day, and we will create portfolios with the accordion files for students to put their work in all year. They will be able to use these for job interviews or show them to their parents or guardians. Many of the other products will assist me in providing organization. This is important for my students as they do not experience order in many other areas of their life.

It is my hopes that I can achieve my goal of creating a beautiful, inspiring classroom. I hope that I can take my students on a literary journey and share with them a world of reading and writing in a beautiful space.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Expanding File, Letter Size - Black/Gray (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 14 $125.86
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Brother PTD210 with TZe2312PK Tape • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Ikea 101.398.79 NOT Floor Uplight Lamp, 69-Inch, Black/White • Amazon Business $18.25 2 $36.50
25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Simple Designs Home LF2000-BLK Mother-Daughter Floor Lamp with Reading Light, 71.5" x 15.5" x 10", Black • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Post-it Extreme Notes, Water Resistant, Engineered for Tough Conditions, 12 Pads, 3 in x 3 in, Green, Yellow, Mint, Orange • Amazon Business $14.22 2 $28.44
DESIGNA Mesh Collection 4-Tier Desk Tray & Letter Tray, Black (Each Pack Size: 14.4" x 10.6" x 2.6") • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
AmazonBasics 5 x 8-Inch Ruled White Index Cards, 500-Count • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
Cloth Storage Bins,DECLUTTR Collapsible Storage Basket Cubical Fabric Drawer Organizers with Label Holder and Dual Plastic Handel, 12"x12"x12'',Light Grey Pattern,6-pack • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
SimpleHouseware 6 Trays Desktop Document Letter Tray Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $22.87 1 $22.87
AmazonBasics Clear Sheet Protectors - Letter Size (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Blue Summit Supplies 12 Pack Dry Erase Lapboards, Ideal for Teachers, Students, Sunday School, Group Participation and Road Trips, 9 x 12 inch, 12 PACK • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
162 Pcs Binder Clips LANMOK Paper Clamps Assorted 6 Sizes With Plastic Storage Box for Note Letter Paper Office School Home Supplies • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Paper Mate 70644 Point Guard Flair Porous Point Stick Pen, Assorted Colors, Medium, 16-Count • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Sharpie 1780478 Accent Gel Highlighter, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
EXPO 81043 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors. 12-Count • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Officemate OIC Achieva Deep Drawer Tray, Recycled, Black (26241) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
VIZ-PRO Metal Mesh 9 Compartment Office Desktop Supplies Organizer,Green • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Bold Point, Assorted Colors, 4-Pack (31651) • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Small, 36 Count • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
Avery 5203 Print or Write File Folder Labels for Laser and Inkjet Printers, 1/3 Cut - Green (Pack of 252) • Amazon Business $2.70 1 $2.70

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