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Mrs. Carman from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization And Creativity To Begin A New School Year!

My students need file boxes, folders, and basic supplies to be organized and creative.

  • $267 goal

This project expired on December 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an extremely poverty-stricken area. They walk outside and see negativity all around them, and, unfortunately, as they grow older, some become involved in the negativity themselves. Despite unfavorable circumstances, they are eager to discover new things.

My students come from a poor area, but they are just kids.

They deserve the same materials to learn from that other children receive in more fortunate school districts. The bottom line is they are our future, and they all need the right tools to become positive, caring members of society who are able to give back to their community.

My Project

In the past students keep their graded assignments and writing portfolios in folders that are kept inside of milk crates. Unfortunately, we have a big mouse problem at our school and without fail every year their hard work gets ruined by the mice. Being able to save and preserve their work inside bins that are organized by hanging folders that can be securely closed will make a big difference in my classroom.

"You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have"- Maya Angelou.

Along with the bins are some basic supplies such a stapler, erasers, paper organizer and molding clay will allow my students to expand on their creativity with the work they produce which can now be properly saved because of the bins. Additionally, keeping things organized along the way will help students spend more time working and less time trying to find their work.

Mrs. Carman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS Letter and Legal Size WEATHERTIGHT File Box, 6 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $72.95 1 $72.95
Crayola Model Magic Bulk, Clay Alternative, 75 Count Classpack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $37.88 1 $37.88
Safco Products 3254BL Onyx Mesh Desktop Organizer with 3 Vertical/3 Horizontal Sections, Black • Amazon Business $29.29 1 $29.29
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
PaperPro inPOWER+28 Executive Stapler - 3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, White/Gray (1180) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Small, 36 Count • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18

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