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Ms. H. from Milpitas CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization Starts With A Book Bag

Help me give my students at-your-seat storage bags to support organization and efficiency.

  • $463 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade has such an exciting group of students eager to learn and work towards independence. No longer in kindergarten, these students are ready to become "big kids" who are ready to read, write, and explore!

I teach at an elementary school with a high immigration population and many English Language Learners.

Our students are from various socioeconomic backgrounds and speak a plethora of different languages. We help students learn English and academic language, and the individualized programs provide additional support. Our goal is to prepare them for our technologically advanced world while providing tailored learning that helps them become successful scholars.

My Project

Our folders and supplies already have a home, but are affecting our organization and efficiency. During independent rotations, students are expected to work quietly and efficiently, but it's difficult to do so when their materials are on the other side of the room. It's also difficult when their cubbies become cluttered with work. They end up spending more time sifting through work than doing the actual work itself.

With these book bags, students will learn organization skills and be able to use their time wisely.

The storage bags will hang directly from their chairs so that they don't need to walk around looking for materials. Students will be able to focus on the task at hand without worrying about the distraction of walking back and forth.

Ms. H.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ120X - Extra-Large At-Your-Seat Storage Sack (15"h x 18"w) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.50 3 $328.50

Materials cost

$328.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.44

Total project goal

$462.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$462.93

5 Donors

-$374.00

Donations toward project cost

-$321.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.35

match offer

-$84.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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