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Ms. Tatarka from Staten Island NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organized Work Space for an Organized Mind!

My students need ChairMates to help them get organized and stay organized and our classroom needs pocket charts, scissors, and art supplies.

  • $419 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2018.

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My Students

My students are from New York City and will be 3rd graders in September. My students come from low income families and need every advantage they can get. They face many challenges outside of school, but they work hard in school to succeed. I want to create a safe, organized and fun learning environment.

This is a big year for my class; it's their first year of testing!

This can be a stressful time for students. I want to teach them how to be organized and work in a way that will reduce their stress. I teach students with disabilities and lack of organization can create a huge barrier in their education. It's hard to complete a task when you have misplaced the necessary materials.

My Project

ChairMates will be used to teach my students how to become organized and stay organized. Students will keep dry erase markers, whiteboards, and any manipulatives they may need to complete a task. I’m also requesting classroom supplies and organizational materials such as pocket charts, dry erase markers and adhesive dry erase laminate.

I want to give my students every advantage to be successful!

Students are constantly moving from group to group and to different centers. They often misplace materials. They will now be able to move their own chair from group to group and have their materials with them at all times. No more getting to reading center with out a pencil or folder. No more math group without counters or base 10 blocks.

Ms. Tatarka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 13 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nasco ChairMate - Large Blue • Nasco $8.30 14 $116.20
Learning Resources Pocket Charts, Organization Station • Staples Advantage $30.39 1 $30.39
Charles Leonard 5" Blunt Children's Scissor • Staples Advantage $28.49 1 $28.49
Learning Resources Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares, Set of 4 • Staples Advantage $24.89 1 $24.89
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 300 Box • Staples Advantage $20.46 1 $20.46
Standard Pocket Chart • Staples Advantage $19.79 1 $19.79
Con-Tact Self-Adhesive Readi-Write Dry-Erase Roll • Nasco $5.75 3 $17.25
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Neon Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $11.70 1 $11.70
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Crayola Visi-Max Dry-Erase Markers - Set of 8 • Nasco $9.55 1 $9.55
Staples White Zigzag Desk Organizer (26850) • Staples Advantage $8.29 1 $8.29
Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (38250PP) • Staples Advantage $5.14 1 $5.14
Staples Dry-Erase Board Eraser 4.7"L x 1.8"W, Black (13612) • Staples Advantage $0.77 4 $3.08
The Pencil Grip Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser, Ergonomic Design, Soft, Dirt Resistant, Magnetic, Blue • Staples Advantage $1.49 1 $1.49

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