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Mrs. Sherman from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organize My Nerds

My 26 students need chair pockets for organizers, timers for reading fluency and headphones for technology use.

  • $390 goal

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My Students

Many of my students come from homes where things are constantly changing, nothing has a place. Our first grade class is a place where I get to create a predictable, organized environment. The tools in this project will give my students the opportunity to keep everything in our class a special place.

I teach in a highly predominate Hispanic area of Texas.

Our school is located in very low social economic area. However, I have never met a more hungry for information group of students. They are such wonderful "nerds," I can never seem to feed their thirst for knowledge! I am a University of Texas graduate and call my little "nerds" the future Longhorns of 2027.

My Project

My little "nerds" will love using these supplies to become organized little Longhorns. The chair pockets will allow them to have personal place to hold and organize their books, journals and math tubs. They love having a space that is their own. The timers will help my students reach the 60 words per minute goal by the end of the year to move to second grade. Reading fluency is key to comprehension and we need to have good comprehension to function in the world around us effectively. The file folder wall organizer will help my Longhorns turn in their work and be responsible for their own grades. I get to begin to build little responsible humans in first grade. The headphones will allow my students to effectively hear there lessons on the desktops. Here my students practice their phonics, spelling and PPA skills during some station rotations. Through these items I will help them begin to build their character as self organized, assertive, little human begins.

Your donations to our project will help me as a teacher foster my little Longhorn "nerds" to have a organized safe placed that they truly own.

When you have a place that is truly yours and you can take care on your own, your self worth grows! Please help me give this to my students!

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Mrs. Sherman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ119X - At-Your-Seat Storage Sack - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.60 2 $159.20
JJ118 - At-Your-Seat Storage Sack - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.79 6 $52.74
FF511 - 1-Minute Sand Timers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Sony - ZX Series On-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $14.99 2 $29.98
FG362 - File Folder Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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