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Teacher Schmalfeldt from Charlotte NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organize to Maximize!

My students need organizational tools such as colored pens, tabs and hole puncher to help them get, stay and maintain organization. When students can take time to organize materials, it helps them focus on learning.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students are part of a large comprehensive urban school district that is uniquely diverse and growing at a rapid pace!

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and oftentimes have schedules that are overbooked due to a variety of factors which include multiple classes, extra-curricular activities, volunteering and part-time employment that leave them feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

Students want to succeed but oftentimes need additional support during the school day to help get them from start to finish to maintain balance and organization.

My Project

My project is all geared to helping students organize. This will make a difference in their academic endeavors because they will feel more confident spending time on academic coursework and not feel overwhelmed.

They will use the pens, whole puncher and organizational tools to maintain a clean, organized binder.

This will help students' learning and confidence because they will increase focus on content. This will help them be more effective in the classroom to maintain focus, prepare material to study and help one another learn. These organizational tools will assist students in maintaining a routine they can utilize in other classes as well.

Teacher Schmalfeldt
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cedar Markers Gel Pens. 200 Set 100 Pens Plus 100 Refills. Color Pens with Grip. Neon, Glitter, Metallic, Pastel Colors No Duplicates. Drawing Pens for Bullet Journal. • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Sticky Notes, Memo Self-Stick Notes, Lined ,3X3 Inches 80 Sheets/Pad 12 Pad/Pack, 5 Colors • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $27.48 1 $27.48
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $19.34 1 $19.34
AUSTOR 1160 Pieces Page Marker Tabs Pop-up Index Tabs Neon Flag Sticky Notes, 15 Sets 4 Sizes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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