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Ms. Garcia from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Class

My students need organizers for class materials, smencil incentives, flexible seating options (including kick bands) for whole group instruction, and a rotating dry erase board/easel for small group instruction.

  • $591 goal

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My Students

My school is classified as a Title I campus. This means the majority of our students are economically disadvantaged. Most students are on free/reduced price lunch plans and often do not come to school with necessary supplies. Our demographics are split roughly 65% Hispanic, 30% African-American, and 5% other races.

My classroom is comprised of bilingual/ESL students, and many of our families only speak Spanish, emphasizing the barrier to a world of opportunity and experiences.

The parents of my students try their best but often cannot help students due to their own language and educational background.

Our community is by no means affluent, and most students do not come to school prepared. Despite this, my students are eager to learn and crave the structured environment school provides. This group of children is deserving of every chance they can get to have a fun, engaging, organized space.

My Project

My students continue to show growth each and every day, both academically and emotionally. With these materials, I can organize the classroom and provide incentives that will further their desire to come to school.

My students deserve for school to be a fun, safe environment to explore and learn.

I know they will be more productive and eager to engage if they come to school without the worry of needing a pencil. We need organizers for class materials, flexible seating options including kick bands, and a dry erase easel

Something as simple as allowing students to sit on a rug during whole group instruction has changed their behavior for the better. I can imagine giving them the opportunity to sit on ottomans or use the kick bands at their desks will work wonders.

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Ms. Garcia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZ-PRO ECO Magnetic U-Stand Whiteboard/Flipchart Easel, 28 X 36 Inches, Blue • Amazon Business $105.00 1 $105.00
Scentco Graphite Smencils Cylinder of 50 HB #2 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Tot Tutors Kids' Toy Storage Organizer with 12 Plastic Bins, Espresso/White (Espresso Collection) • Amazon Business $52.49 1 $52.49
Sorbus Chevron Storage Ottoman Bench – Foldable/Collapsible with Lid Cover – Perfect Hassock, Foot Stool, Toy Storage Chest, and more (Large-Bench, Black) • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Sorbus Chevron Storage Ottoman Bench – Foldable/Collapsible with Lid Cover – Perfect Hassock, Foot Stool, Toy Storage Chest, and more (Medium-Bench, Black) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pen and Pencil Dispenser Clear Acrylic Teachers Favorite Ready to Decorate - As Seen on Pinterest • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
School Desk Pen Caddy Organizer - 4 Piece Set School Equipment Storage Holder for Students, Teachers, 16 Compartments for Pens, Erasers and More - Green, Pink, Blue, Purple Color • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Sorbus Chevron Storage Ottoman Cube – Foldable/ Collapsible with Lid Cover – Perfect Hassock, Foot Stool, Toy Storage Chest, and more (Small-Ottoman, Chevron Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) by Dixon Ticonderoga • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19

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