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Mrs. Distante from New Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Tools!

Help me give my students dry erase markers and erasers for our whiteboard tables, headphones for our computers, and new decorations to start a new year!

  • $214 goal

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My Students

New Haven, CT is a high poverty inner-city where most of our students fall far below the poverty line. My school is a Title 1 school in New Haven, CT where all children are eligible for free breakfast and lunch every day. The majority of the careers these students will have available to them will be STEM related.

In order to properly prepare these students for these careers, my students need to become fully engaged in their mathematics education as well as be able to collaborate with others.

We are proud members of a magnet school in an inner-city school district. We all work together to investigate various issues globally and locally through STEAM research. Students at our school are excited about learning and creating a community to be proud of.

My Project

My students each need their own headphones. We currently do not have enough headphones for every student in my class, and most of the headphones we do have are not in good condition. The headphones either only work on one side, or are taped at the end in order to work part of the time. A new set of headphones for our classroom is desperately needed!

My students need to be able to hear their own laptop and without headphones this is almost impossible.

Students use headphones to utilize our Math 180 program. Students can listen to question being read to them which helps them with comprehension of the skills being taught and the question being asked. Having headphones helps students hear much better and helps them complete their individual assignments. The markers and erasers will be use in conjunction with our whiteboard tables to work out the problems being given to them on Math 180.

Mrs. Distante
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CN-Outlet Classroom Headphones for Kids in Bulk Multi Colored 20 Pack, Wholesale Over Ear Student Head Phones Perfect for Schools, Libraries, Computer Lab, Testing Centers, Museums, Hotels (20Pack) • Amazon Business $45.95 1 $45.95
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers/Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
AmazonBasics Low-Odor Dry Erase White Board Markers - Chisel Tip - 12 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
BIC Intensity Advanced Dry Erase Marker, Fine Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70
Simply Stylish Welcome Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Simply Stylish Root for Others Chart • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Simply Stylish Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Chart • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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