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Ms. Shaw from Bakersfield CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New School... New Supplies!

My students need basic school supplies, incentives, PE equipment, and games for morning choice time.

  • $625 goal

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My Students

I am starting over in a new class where the students come from a very low socioeconomic background. They have very little support from home and often face challenging circumstances outside of school. However, they have the ability to succeed and I aim to create an inspiring and engaging classroom.

I want my students to feel excited about coming to school and learning.

I have visited my new classroom a couple of times, it's pretty empty and definitely needs a lot of work to create an effective and engaging learning environment.

My Project

Many of the students in my class will come to school needing to be provided with basic school supplies, such as pencils and colors. I will give every student their own set on the first day. We use colors to make our math and science more interesting and complete diagrams. We also use other art supplies alongside them to complete projects in social studies and art. I'm asking for construction paper, Sharpie and Color Swell markers, Elmer's glue, Crayola colored pencils, and an X-ACTO School Pro electric pencil sharpener.

My students have great potential, but often lack the confidence or motivation to engage and succeed in class.

I aim to reward positive contributions in class through incentives with raffle tickets to win prizes and candy, including Jolly Rancher and Sour Patch candy.

I will be introducing morning choice activities for thirty minutes every day, where students have the opportunity to be children, socialize with peers, and get some of the wiggles out before we begin learning for the day. Instead of using their Chromebooks, they will be able to play board games together, work together as a team to create constructions using the Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set and the Wooden Tower Deluxe Stacking Game.

My students need new PE equipment, with the Dodgeball Set and Agility Cones I can teach them a variety of new and exciting games to make lessons more fun.

I have also included clipboards so that students who would like to move away from their desk and work on the floor, or at alternative seating in the classroom, can keep their work neat and tidy.

The Classroom Keepers 30-Slot Mailbox will allow each student to receive their graded work and any correspondence to go home. This will help keep them organized and reduce miscommunications with home.

I added a few essential items for the classroom that will assist me with grading work, organizing and engaging students.

Ms. Shaw
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 35 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoSports Elephant Skin Dodgeball Set with Mesh Carry Bag (Set of 6), 6.25" • Amazon Business $49.72 1 $49.72
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Large Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 24 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $39.32 1 $39.32
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Classroom Keepers 30-Slot Mailbox, Blue (001318) • Amazon Business $34.45 1 $34.45
Bucket of Building Bricks - 1000 PC Bulk Blocks with Roof Pieces - Tight Fit and Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.87 1 $29.87
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Assorted Candy Party Mix Bulk Bag 3 Lbs Twizzlers Nerds Swedish Fish Sour Patch Skittles Starburst Mike And Ike Gummies and Much More of Your Favorite Treats Individually Wrapped (48 oz) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboards Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45
Raffle Tickets - 4 Rolls of 2000 Tickets) 8,000 Total Smile Raffle Tickets (4 Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Faswin Indoor/Outdoor Agility Cones Sports Soccer Flexible Cone Sets, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy, Assorted, 5 Pound Bulk Candy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Sour Patch Kids Sweet and Sour Gummy Candy - Original, Individually Wrapped 240 Count • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Wooden Tower Deluxe Stacking Game with Exclusive "Matty's Toy Stop" Storage Bag • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pressman Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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