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Mrs. Rivera from Windsor CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization Tools for Success!

My students need all of these items to help them be more organized and successful! The binders, folders, literature organizer, and pencils will help them be prepared for class and ready to learn everyday!

  • $704 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school special education students are an amazing bunch of kids. Because my school started "caseload looping" I have had this same group of students, with some add-ons, for the past 2 years. It has been amazing to watch them grow from intimidated and shy sixth graders, to confident almost-eight graders.

Learning doesn't come easy to my students.

Sometimes they shut down from frustration. Sometimes they study for hours to prepare for a test and still don't do well. Sometimes they try to get their thoughts down on paper, but the words are stuck and won't come out. But, sometimes they surprise themselves with how well their writing flows. Sometimes they earn amazing grades. Sometimes they show steady progress on assessments. Sometimes they find a book and fall in love with it. And sometimes they dance around my room because they know it is a safe space for them.

My students work hard because they want to be successful, confident, and creative. That is why I want to give them all the opportunity to grow as readers, speakers, and creative thinkers!

My Project

Because my students struggle with organization, they can be easily frustrated with deadlines and even simply turning in a homework assignment. Without basics like binders, my students find it difficult to be successful in their classes. The materials in this project will go a Long way in helping to set up and maintain on organization routine for my new eighth grade students.

With the funding of this project, each of my students will be equipped with a binder, folders, and pencils, along with classroom support tools that will help them stay organized and successful throughout their school day!

The folders, pencils, literature organizer, and binders will help my students get set up on the first day of school with an organizational system that helps them keep track of all of their assignments, classwork, and notes. Many of my students families' cannot afford these basics, but with your help not a single student will go without! The stools and yoga balls will be added to our homework station to help motivate my students to want to be there and work hard on their tasks. The baskets will help organize our classroom library to excite even reluctant readers!

My students and I thank you so much. Without you, an amazing classroom wouldn't be possible!

Mrs. Rivera
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 16249006 Medium Black Ultra Basket with Titanium Inserts, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $47.80 2 $95.60
Safco Products 9423MO Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer, 24 Compartment, Oak • Amazon Business $83.26 1 $83.26
Oxford Elegant Stripe Eight-Pocket Organizer, Embossed Leather Grain, Assorted Colors (99656) • Amazon Business $3.54 22 $77.88
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $52.76 1 $52.76
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair Replacement Ball, Green, 38cm • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
ValueToner Remanufactured Ink Cartridge for HP 63 XL 63XL High Yield (1 Black/1 Tri-Color) Compatible with HP Envy 4520 4512 4516 Officejet 4650 3830 3833 4655 Deskjet 1112 2130 2131 3630 3633 3634 • Amazon Business $28.56 1 $28.56
Cardinal 1.5" D-Ring Presentation View Binders, 3-Ring Binders, Holds 375 Sheets, Nonstick Poly Material, PVC-Free, White, 4 Pack (29400) • Amazon Business $13.82 2 $27.64
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $8.93 3 $26.79
EOOUT 16pcs 3 Hole Punched Double Pocket Poly Portfolio Folder, 7 Colors, with Card Pockets • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Staples Poly Expanding Hanging File Pockets, Letter, Assorted, 5/Pack (2 Packs of 5) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Magnefic! Magnetic Squares, 1 tape sheet of 70 magnetic squares (each 20x20x2mm), magnet on one side, self adhesive on the other side. Perfect for fridge organisation, DIY art project, vision board • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Heavy Duty Mini Silver Refrigerator Magnet Hook Clips for Photo Displays, Hanging Home Decoration, Arts & Crafts, Office Organizing (8 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Smead Hanging File Folder with Tab, 1/5-Cut Adjustable Tab, Legal Size, Assorted Primary Colors, 25 per Box (64159) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Command Small Wire Hooks, 16-Hooks, 24 Strips (GP067-16NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quality Park Slash-View Pocket Organizers 25 Pack (89503) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Gorilla Super Glue Gel, 20 g, Clear • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84

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