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Mrs. T from Washington DC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization and Project Based Learning

Help me give my students chart paper, folder storage, folders, and colored tri-fold boards.

  • $545 goal

This project expired on April 17, 2019.

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My Students

My students are a bright bunch, that are hungry for knowledge. They come to class with questions and real-life connections to the work that we do. It is so awesome to see them grow in the content of English language arts. I am excited about this year, as it will be a group of new faces. We will have a chance to start new and exciting projects around reading and writing.

My students deserve nothing but the best.

I want them to know that all facets of the work and classroom environment are to benefit their future. In high need schools, it can be difficult trying to supply everything on your own dime. In addition, the need may go above and beyond your ability. I know my children will have bright futures. They see beyond their current status, which gives me a strong sense of confidence in them.

My Project

My students successfully completed their first project-based learning showcase. It was unfortunate that we had limited supplies throughout the process. I would like to establish materials such as pens and folders for the work. They will use the organizer to make a fluid working space. The folders are important to curate the work as they complete the project. Papers easily get misplaced, but having a space for everything will teach them responsibility. The crate and the tray for folders will assist with that.

I do not want the opportunity gap to live in my classroom.

Though the projects cover content. Having adequate materials allows students to fully experience being creative. They may not recognize the items they need; however, I am sure with ease of access to materials they will know how much better their presentations will be in the spring. Students work independently on these projects with little guidance from the teacher. I would like to see them able to take it a step further to facilitate and design the presentation for their project with the right materials. They use the chart paper frequently during lessons to share group thinking through gallery walks or parking lots.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, Value Pack, 30 Sheets, Ruled, Yellow, 30"H x 25"W, 4/Pack (561VAD4PK) • Staples Advantage $110.19 1 $110.19
FLIPSIDE Assorted Colored Foam Boards, 20" x 30", Glossy Finish, Pack of 10 (FLP2032010) • Staples Advantage $56.79 1 $56.79
Pacon 4-Color Assorted Presentation Boards • Staples Advantage $23.99 2 $47.98
Staples Mesh 3-Tier Organizer, Black, 11 1/2"H x 12 3/4"W x 3 1/2"D • Staples Advantage $45.29 1 $45.29
Paper Mate InkJoy 100 Mini Capped Ballpoint Ink Pens, 1.0 mm, Assorted Colors, 16/Pk (1927828) • Staples Advantage $10.49 3 $31.47
Staples 2 Pocket Plastic Folder, Green • Staples Advantage $1.49 20 $29.80
Staples 2-Pocket Fasteners Folder, Navy (26389) • Staples Advantage $1.49 20 $29.80
Staples Mesh File Cube, Black, 10 3/4"H x 13 1/2W x 13 1/2"D • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Post-it Recycled Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 4" Bali Collection, Lined, 100 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (6756SSNRP) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.77 2 $11.54

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