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Ms. Ghosn from Greenacres FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Room, Fresh Materials!

My students need a restocking of some basic classroom supplies and new instructional items such as a table top magnetic board to fit in the smaller classroom I’m moving into this year.

  • $395 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I serve are in beautiful South Florida. The majority of them come from households that are categorized to be at or below poverty levels. Most of the families do not speak English as a first language. They also are often illiterate themselves, having fled their home countries for better opportunities here in the United States. This challenges myself to think of new ways to help not only my students to succeed, but also their families to be able to support their education at home.

Half of the students in my classroom have learning or developmental disabilities.

Those students have personalized educational plans that I help to create along with other staff members to ensure they receive the best strategies and learning techniques. My students come to school with little more than the will to learn and an open heart. They inspire me to always learn new ways and resources to give them the best chance possible to succeed.

My Project

Every school year brings changes. The biggest change for this upcoming school year for me will be moving into a new classroom after 9 years in my previous room. The process of packing and evaluating all the materials I have was an opportunity to know what supplies I am low on, need to replenish, and use to reorganize my classroom.

In addition, this new classroom, I’m moving to is smaller in size and forces me to reorganize the space I have to teach in to accommodate all my students and the normal literacy activities I do with them.

I am asking for a restocking of consumable materials and organizational and literacy resources. Colored copy paper is used for important letters that are sent home to students. Colored file folders are used to create file folder activities and for student portfolios. Alphabet stamps and ink pads are used daily in my literacy centers and with normal wear and use need to be replaced every few years.

This smaller classroom has less space around the desks and no built in counters to set up independent learning centers during my literacy block. Activities that students are able to set up and use at their desks, such as the “Sequence and Write Story Tiles” allow them to build skills within a more confined space. The table top “Magnetic Write Board” is a tool that both students and myself can use during instruction and doesn’t take up a lot of space like a floor easel would. The “Privacy Partitions” are needed because during assessments I no longer have enough space to spread out students the way I used to in a bigger classroom. And finally the “Turned In Work Organizer” will also allow me to organize student work while taking up minimal space.

Ms. Ghosn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 38 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PH346 - 24" x 36" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
JJ635 - See-Me Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
JJ877 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
FF236 - Sequence & Write Story Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP420 - Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.49 1 $18.49
Staples Heavyweight Colored File Folders; Letter, 3 Tab, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $18.29 1 $18.29
Carter's Foam Stamp Pads, 2-3/4x4-1/4", Black • Staples Advantage $3.99 4 $15.96
HammerMill Fore MP Color Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Tan, Ream • Staples Advantage $11.79 1 $11.79
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Neon Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $11.70 1 $11.70
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.96 1 $6.96

Materials cost

$301.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$335.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.23

Total project goal

$394.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$394.87

1 Donor

-$254.27

Donations toward project cost

-$223.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.51

match offer

-$131.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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