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Mrs. Leston-Herrera from Hialeah FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Classroom Basic Supplies

Help me give my students happy face stickers, scented markers, a binder, a countdown timer, magnetic wire baskets, pencils, happy birthday pencils, and a three tier rolling cart.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom are bright and excited learners. They would like nothing more than to learn and enjoy their school in a safe environment. They come from diverse backgrounds and enjoy coming to school. My boys and girls have the best smiles and are ready to learn new things each and every day.

Most of our students are from low-income homes, and our class consists of 90% of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch.

These boys and girls are book lovers who always want to learn and explore. Upon meeting these great kids, I was already hooked with their engaging and unique personalities. We are looking forward to an exceptional school year.

My Project

The use of wire baskets is a daily activity for organizing. The fact that they are magnetic makes it heavenly for storing markers on the white board. Having the three tiered cart is also needed daily for tugging around supplies and not having to go back and forth. The pencils are such a necessity as students always lose them!

The cart allows me to have the necessary supplies available, literally at my fingers; this saves me valuable time!

Every minute counts! The markers are frequently used as we make anchor charts about text structures and skills we are learning. The fact that they are scented is icing on the cake! The binder helps to further organize the students' work. They can use it to organize the several subjects and classes. The timer will be a great visual for when we rotate from teacher-led to independent groups during differentiated instruction.

Mrs. Leston-Herrera
Grades 3-5
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 50 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mint Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart By Recollections™ • Michael's $36.94 1 $36.94
Lavigo 60MIN. Countdown Visual Analog Timer, Quiet Counting, Dual Magnets, Battery Power For School Classroom Teaching, Kids Reading, Kitchen Cooking, Office(7-inch Large) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magnetic Wire Mesh Organizer Baskets - Set of 3 - Silver - Supply Holders for Office, Locker, Fridge - Convenient Storage for Pencils, Pens, Markers, Supplies - Keep Desks & Counters Clutter Free • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Happy Birthday From Your Teacher Pencils (24 Pencils) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pack of 1260 Happy Face Smiley Stickers, 3/4" Round, Bright Neon Colors, Great for Teachers • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Avery Durable View Binder, 1-1/2" Slant Rings, 375-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White (17022) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72

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