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Ms. Baptiste from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Overheated Minds Don't Work Very Well!

My students need a portable air conditioner, fan, and rug for a cool work environment.

  • $722 goal

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My Students

Our Title I elementary school is located in Brooklyn's East New York. The neighborhood is diverse with many cultures and peoples from various backgrounds. All our students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. We service a large special education population who have their own unique learning styles and needs.

My ICT class has both General Education and Special Education students.

We are a family of different learners all with something wonderful to contribute to our class family. I want each of my students to be able to learn and achieve and the best way to do that is by having a classroom environment that is safe and comfortable for learning.

Unfortunately, we do not have the all the materials needed to successfully supplement the education for all students.

My Project

As the temperature begins to increase, so does my panic! Our classroom is located on the 4th floor and we do not have any devices to help us combat the blistering heat. My students need a portable air conditioner and fan to cool the classroom down to a manageable temperature. With the use of the portable air conditioner and fan we can cool the temperature to a level that will help create a comfortable working environment. This will resolve students discomfort when working in the heat.

I believe that with a cool and comfortable work environment students will succeed!

The rug will be used as a Reading Center for students to use for Guided Reading (when students read books on their reading level and at their pace; which helps increase their reading level).

Ms. Baptiste
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honeywell - 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner - Blue/White • Best Buy Education $421.51 1 $421.51
LC858 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 4' x 6' - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
Vornado - Duo Tower Circulator Fan - Black • Best Buy Education $33.98 1 $33.98

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