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Ms. Bonek from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Classroom Needs More Books and Supplies!

My students need books to read, Post-it notes, and a desk for our classroom!

  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a second year teacher in a low-income school district, there are many resources that my students need to use to learn in order to become successful. This includes resources such as technology, writing utensils, reading materials, mathematics manipulatives, and structural materials to create an organized, comfortable and inviting classroom. Teaching in a low-income school district means that my students are faced with challenges inside and outside of the classroom. I want to provide my students with essential learning utensils to help them succeed.

My classroom will include twenty-four compassionate, creative, and eager learners who want to be successful and change the world.

In my classroom, my students face a number of challenges. Ninety percent of my students come to school knowing English as their second language. Many of my students are homeless or live in a multi-family household with limited resources. Some come from households where they are raised by a single parent who works two or three jobs. Despite these challenges, my students are dedicated to learning and make the best out of all situations. Having more resources for these children will help them be more confident and successful learners. Let's help them meet their goals!

My Project

I love helping my students fall in love with reading! They are so excited to participate in Reading Workshop each day, and their love for new books is inspiring! In order to keep them interested and motivated, I need to add more leveled books to our classroom library. The second grade books will help my students who are reading at grade level, while the first grade books will help my students who are struggling. The Post-it notes will be useful for their stop and jots that they use each day! And who doesn't love a classroom that has many positive and inspiring quotes hanging up?!

The desk to put our projector and speakers on would be another wonderful resource for my students to use in the classroom.

With the desk's extra space to put everything, it would be easier for the kids to show their projects, writing skills, math skills, and much more.

Ms. Bonek
Grades PreK-2
  • Brentwood Academy
  • E Palo Alto, CA
More than three‑quarters of 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
Guided Reading Collection: Level I Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $97.83 1 $97.83
Guided Reading Collection: Level E Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $87.27 1 $87.27
Guided Reading Collection: Level D Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $85.33 1 $85.33
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $37.04 1 $37.04
Furinno 11192EX/BK Efficient Computer Desk, Espresso/Black • Amazon Business $27.47 1 $27.47
Creative Teaching Press Inspire U 8-Chart Pack (6686) • Amazon Business $26.29 1 $26.29
Post-it Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Canary Yellow, 12 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $9.60 2 $19.20
Teacher Created Resources Chalkboard Brights Welcome Pennant Bulletin Board (5614) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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