You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Stonick from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organize, Energize and Focus!

My students need supplies to help them stay focused and organized! We rotate through small groups daily (teacher led, independent and computer station) and these supplies support that routine!

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of working with a highly diverse group of thoughtful and creative students. Our school is in the heart of Pittsburgh where one-third of our population are emergent multilingual learners who represent 18 countries and speak 14 different languages. I am inspired every day by my students’ willingness to take risks in order to grow personally and as global citizens.

Each student adds to our classroom community through their lived experiences and deserves an environment that suits their individual learning styles.

In my classroom, I celebrate student voice and do my best to provide flexible learning options. I am their teacher, but my students have taught me many lessons through their patience, persistence and innovation.

My Project

Each day my students engage in small group rotations to meet their individual needs as learners. Some options during our rotation time include teacher-led instruction, differentiated independent practice and a stop at a technology center (computers or listening). Each station is designed to meet the students where they are and move them forward in each domain (reading, speaking, listening and writing).

These materials will help my students become organized and focused learners!

First graders love to wiggle while they work, the balance balls and stacking stools will provide them with a flexible space designed for movement and the opportunity to choose a working space that works best for them! The chair back buddy pocket charts are seat sacks that students will use to store their materials in all year. These will help the students build independence and become responsible for their own materials. Finally, the headphones will be used in our listening center and technology center during daily small group rotations to support fluency and comprehension.

My students are eager learners who will thrive when provided with a structure that encourages autonomy. I can't wait to see how these materials support student voice, choice and engagement! Thank you!

Mrs. Stonick
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Stonick is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carson Dellosa Chairback Buddy Pocket Chart (158035) • Amazon Business $7.79 20 $155.80
Califone 2800-BL Listening First Headphones in Blue (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $116.50 1 $116.50
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.20 4 $80.80
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 $53.37 1 $53.37

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Pittsburgh","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5655592],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3483831,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Stonick","authorIds":{"5655592":{"owner":"Mrs. Stonick","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3483831],"proposalHash":"287116197","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21241143,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODI0NDMz","NTY1NTU5Mg==","NTUwNDU4Mg=="],"teacherId":5655592,"schoolCounty":"Allegheny","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}