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. Barrios from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organized Chaos: Work Station for All!

My students need games, manipulatives, and activities to take learning into their own hands during their work station time!

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very diverse bunch this year that come from a title 1 school. The majority of my kids were affected from Hurricane Harvey. I have students who are in the Gifted and Talented program, students who have special needs, students who learned English as their second language, and non English speaking students!

They are so sweet and all learn so differently.

I have to differentiate like crazy! I noticed the best way they learn is through centers! We start off as whole group, but their main learning is when they are in a small group! They enjoy the hands on experience and taking learning into their hands.

My Project

I am asking for help getting manipulatives, center games and classroom resources to create centers for my students. I like to print and laminate center games, game boards, task cards and other printables for the student to use. I’d also need containers to organize the centers as it can get a little chaotic without organization.

My project needs these materials to provide me resources to create meaningful work stations for my students.

I will be able to organize stations for my student to complete on their own in small groups. Small group time is when the students work together to learn and the teacher is able to work with a group to strengthen their skills.

Work stations allow the student to take learning into their own hands in a fun and meaningful way. Students get to work on their level during small group time with a station that is on their level. There is more room for success because students can select the station they will be successful on. Differentiation at its best!

I love work stations. It makes class fun and makes the student do the work and the teacher the facilitator. The teacher can pull groups during station time instead of teaching the whole class.

Mrs. Barrios
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 47 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. Barrios is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless Multifunction Color Inkjet Printer • $99.99 1 $99.99
Really Useful Box 4 Liter Box with Snap Down Handles, Clear • $7.39 12 $88.68
Dry Erase Graph Board • $5.26 12 $63.12
IRIS XL 4" x 6" Photo & Embellishment Craft Keeper, 2 Pack, Multi Color • $57.79 1 $57.79
Scotch TP3854-200 Thermal Laminating Pouches, 3 mil, Letter Size, 200/Pack • $45.04 1 $45.04
4 in a Row • $13.59 2 $27.18
Double-Six Colored Dominoes in a Bucket, Set of 168 • $24.22 1 $24.22
Bingo Games, Trend Multiplication & Division, 2-Sided • $13.08 1 $13.08
Flipside Student Eraser, 12/Pack (FLP30009) • $13.08 1 $13.08
Games & Activities, Trend Pizza Math Educational Games • $8.92 1 $8.92
Bingo Games, Trend Fractions • $8.49 1 $8.49
Super Duper Extra Tub of Bingo Chips, 225/Pk • $4.92 1 $4.92

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers 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":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4514837],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3062718,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":47,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Barrios","authorIds":{"4514837":{"owner":"Mrs. Barrios","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3062718],"proposalHash":"-954203362","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20951646,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDUxNDgzNw==","NTAzNTI4Mw==","NDk5MzUyOA=="],"teacherId":4514837,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}