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Ms. Stravino from Delray Beach FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization Station

My students need shelving units, book holders, and new folders to start the year in organized style!

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are so excited to come to school and learn everyday. The passion they have for school is incredible to see, especially since many of them come from low socio-economic environments and are English Language Learners.

My goal is for my classroom to be a safe, engaging environment.

Our school is a small neighborhood school- many of our students walk to school rather than being bused in. We have just under 450 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Many of these students have often been in the same class with their peers since Pre-K or kindergarten.

My Project

Our Title 1 school is over 50 years old. Unfortunately, so are many of the pieces of furniture we have in the classroom. Bookshelves and desks have been passed down over the years from teacher to teacher and to say they are falling apart is being generous. These new shelving units and materials will make organization fun.

I want my students to be PROUD of their learning environment.

Most of the students I teach are from struggling home environments. I want to make their classroom a safe, exciting place. I'm hoping shiny, new, and fun materials will encourage participation and spike interest. If the students are excited and proud to come to school, that attitude will translate to their work.

The weekly calendars will be used to display the learning goals for each day. The shelving units, folders, and file holders will help each group of students which I like to call a "learning community" organize their area of the room. The folders will be used for problems of the day from the first day of school to expose the students to 5th grade content in preparation for state testing. The dry erase markers will be used for engagement in small groups for both reading and math, as well as unit reviews and test prep. The lights and batteries are for a classroom voice volume level display. Finally, the binder rings and Command hooks are for revamping the Word Wall.

Ms. Stravino
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Magnetic Dry Erase Weekly Calendar for Fridge: with Stain Resistant Technology - 17x12 - 4 Fine Tip Markers and Large Eraser with Magnets - Whiteboard Organizer Planner: Refrigerator White Board • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Shelving Unit - Black • Amazon Business $24.67 2 $49.34
Simple Houseware White / Black Magazine File Holder Organizer Box (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $15.87 2 $31.74
Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter, 5-Section, Black (22141) • Amazon Business $13.74 2 $27.48
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $13.51 2 $27.02
Command Wire Hooks Mega Pack, Small, White, 28-Hooks (17067-MPES) • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
AmazonBasics Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers - Chisel Tip - 12 Pack (Black) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Antner 100Pcs Loose Leaf Ring, 0.75" Diameter, Nickel Plated Binder Rings • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
AmazonBasics 20-Pocket Over-the-Door Large-Size Shoe Organizer • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
Hibery 16 Pack Magnetic Dry Whiteboard Eraser Square with Wave Edge - Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser for Home, Office and School Classroom - Blue • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Better Office Products 81450 Sheet Protectors, 100 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (20-Pack) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
EXPO 8473KF Precision Point Whiteboard Eraser • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (8-Pack) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meridian Electric 11141 10 cm LED Cylinder Tap Light, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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