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

New Year-New Supplies

Help me give my students what we need to start the year off right!

  • $214 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 1st grade at an amazing Title I school in Pasadena, Texas. My students are just the best! They are sweet, thoughtful, and kind. My students come from diverse backgrounds and they learn from each other everyday. The educational needs of my classroom vary with each student. Some are reading well above grade level, while others are diligently working on mastering letter recognition. Despite our differences, we have created a classroom family that supports each other and celebrates individual victories.

Above all, my students are resilient.

Many of my students come from a low socioeconomic backgrounds and inconsistent family situations. In addition, they are still recovering from the utter devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Our community was deeply affected by the storm. The majority of our families suffered from displacement due to severe flooding. Many students are still living in temporary housing, staying with family or friends, or living in a home under construction. I try my best to create a warm and welcoming classroom environment for my students because they deserve nothing less.

My Project

Help me create a fun and inviting classroom for my new class of awesome first-graders! Every year I make several trips and spend a couple hundred dollars at local teacher and craft stores getting my classroom ready for my new friends. I thought I would get a head start this year with a little help,

I love the look of excitement on my students face when they enter their new classroom for the first time.

I spend days trying to get it just right! I believe that the classroom should be a child's second home. They should feel safe and happy. Please consider donating to my future students.

Mrs. Colello
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch B8 Xtreme Duty 45 Sheet Plier Stapler, Black (B8HDP) • Amazon Business $20.40 1 $20.40
Gold Pink Chalk 2019-2020 Large Monthly Desk or Wall Calendar Planner, Floral Giant Planning Blotter Pad, 18 Month Academic Desktop, Hanging 2-Year Date Notepad Teacher, Family Business Office 11x17" • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
SST33032 - Ceiling Grid Clips - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.79 2 $15.58
Rustic Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
KW5851 - Art Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
TD272 - Superbright Tagboard - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Better Office Products Sheet Protectors, 200 Piece • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Seventh Generation Multi-Purpose Wipes, Garden Mint, 111 Count • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
SCT0180 - Painted Palette Yellow Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
SCT0182 - Painted Palette Turquoise Scalloped Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
JJ273 - Lakeshore Traditional Manuscript Reference Nameplates - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
SCT2172 - Mid-Century Mod Donut Birthday Badges • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
STD8821 - Home Sweet Classroom Achievement Awards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
SEK650933 - Pineapple-Scented Motivational Stickers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99

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