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Ms. Simms from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Organize Our Supplies!

Help me give my students a clutter-free creative space with easily accessible supplies. The shelving and brackets will keep supplies in order, but easy to find and store. This will help my students stay on task!

  • $356 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in the middle of the city. They are below poverty levels. They are a diverse group with ethnic backgrounds from all over the world. Some are from China, Myanmar, and Kenya, while others are Native American, Hispanic, Vietnamese, and African-American, and as a result, my students love to explore art from different cultures. They are tech-savvy but are content to sit and draw or paint. They enjoy sculpting and printmaking.

They are proud of their creations and ideas.

I'm proud of their determination and willingness to experiment with new techniques.

My Project

Being able to allow students to "self serve" themselves by getting and storing supplies has always been a goal for me as a teacher.

And, after being a traveling art teacher for seven years, I finally have one school and one classroom.

So this year, I will organize the shelving for my students' supplies!

The shelves, brackets, and anchors will ensure that my storage area for kids is strong, safe, and durable.

I will be able to encourage my students to explore the many mediums used in my class by making them easily accessible.

Responsibility for supplies is just as important as using the supplies.

Ms. Simms
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK34683547T Particle Board used with Boltless Shelving 18D x 48W Natural • Grainger $7.12 10 $71.20
TK34683545T Heavy Duty Shelf Bracket Steel White 125 Load Capacity Lb. 7-58 Length In. • Grainger $3.06 20 $61.20
Swingline Light Duty Metal Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (40501) • Staples Advantage $14.49 2 $28.98
PAPER SAX COLORED ART 9X12 BLACK 50 SHTS • School Specialty $2.83 10 $28.30
TK34683546T Hammer-In Drywall Anchor Engineered Plastic 8 to 18 x 1-14 25 PK • Grainger $14.14 2 $28.28
Staples Invisible Tape, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pack (52380P12) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Staples Desktop Dispenser, Black (10566) • Staples Advantage $4.79 2 $9.58

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