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Mrs. Gotai from Daly City CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Materials for the New School Year

Help me give my students much-needed​ school supplies (pencil boxes, glue sticks, scissors, and whiteboards) for the upcoming year.

  • $420 goal

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My Students

I am so excited to be getting ready for a new year of learning with a new group of students. In my class, I present material by using hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! I love to encourage children to come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. I live and work in my community and I love coming to school each and every day to work with amazing children and families.

Our school is located in the SF Bay Area, an area that is very expensive and many of our families live with other families where parents work multiple jobs.

Our school community of learners absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! As a staff,​ we are so lucky to work with such amazing children!

My Project

On the first day of school, there is nothing that welcomes my new students more than new school supplies waiting for them on their desks. Basic supplies such as pencil boxes, scissors, and glue sticks are a staple in our classroom. Children love to know that they have everything they need right in front of them. All of these items will be used daily in our class.

Every year I provide each child with his or her personal pencil box loaded with supplies needed for the school year.

The clipboard/whiteboards​ will have multiple uses. I use whiteboards daily in class during multiple subjects to do quick check-ins to see how my students are doing. The dual use of a clipboard will allow students to also use them during centers on the rug as a hard surface to work on.

Mrs. Gotai
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CCR Scissors 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Sharp Titanium Blades, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 7 $76.93
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $31.49 2 $62.98
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Elmer's Glue Stick (E579), Disappearing Purple, 3 Sticks (12) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
Ashley Productions Large Name Plate Pocket 4.75" x 19" • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
Grades 3-5 Desk Toppers® Reference Name Plates (Modern) • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
EAONE 24 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Square Shape with 8Pcs Whiteboard Magnets, Chalkboard Cleaner Board Wiper Erase Pens and Markers for Classroom Home Office, Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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