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Ms. Castro from Laredo TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students the hands on life experiences that will help them lifelong.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

I teach in a small city in south Texas. Students in this area struggle financially and that still doesn’t stop them from coming to school 95% of the time eager to learn. As the years pass out goals and expectations for these students grow. These students will work to be the absolute best they can be. I have never had trouble with students motivation instead I provide what I can in order to give these kids what they deserve. I would love to continue growing their young minds but in order to do so I need more materials to provide those hands on experiences. I teach Home Education/ lLife Skills. I teach them how to cook, bake, clean,wash,sweat, etc class material include home essentials aside from classroom materials. Help me give these kids what they deserve.

My Project

Students here are restricted to what they can do in my class due to small amounts of resources in order to understand the classroom concepts as a whole.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them a hands on experience to learn more survival skills and needs.

These materials are adjustable/helpful and will allow students to get a better understanding of my lessons.

For example, the charts will give mt students a visual representation of what we are talking about. The fake money will make them the feel the responsibility of how to properly managing it.

I would greatly appreciate if you could help me teach these students not only by lecturing them on how to use or how certain things should be used but instead show them how to use certain tools and how they can benefit from doing so.

Ms. Castro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NanoSteamer Large 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer with Precise Temp Control - 30 Min Steam Time - Humidifier - Unclogs Pores - Blackheads - Spa Quality - Bonus 5 Piece Stainless Steel Skin Kit • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
PurSteam Deluxe Travel Steamer for Clothes – Powerful 1300W Portable Handheld Garment Steamer, Removes Wrinkles with Ease – Fast Heat Up and Auto Shut-Off • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Arteza Highlighters Set of 64, Yellow Color, Wide Chisel Tips, Bulk Pack of Markers, for Office, School, Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $27.79 1 $27.79
HEALTHY LUNCH SET OF 18 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Graphite Pencils, Pack of 96, Bulk, Pre-Sharpened with Latex Free Erasers, Bulk pack, Smooth write for Exams, School, Office, Drawing and Sketching • Amazon Business $19.78 1 $19.78
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.55 1 $19.55
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce (Cool Rush, Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $19.26 1 $19.26
Colore #2 Pencils With Eraser Tops - HB Graphite/No 2 Yellow Wood Pencil Great School Art Supplies For Writing, Drawing & Sketching - Suitable For Kids & Adults - 144 Count • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
COINS PLASTIC SET 460 PCS - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $17.60 1 $17.60
Magnetic Dry Erase Refrigerator Calendar by planOvation | Large Calendar Whiteboard Monthly Planner Magnet • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
POSTER MYPLATE ACTIVE KIDS POSTER • School Specialty $16.68 1 $16.68
GAME HOW TALL AM I • School Specialty $16.39 1 $16.39
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap (4x19oz) + Non-Scratch Sponge (2ct), Original Scent (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
MONEY PLAY U.S. BILLS PACK OF 320 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $13.98 1 $13.98
Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus, Static Remover, Odor Eliminator, Steamer for Clothes Accessory, Fabric Refresher and Ironing Aid, Light Fresh Scent, 33.8 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Colgate Toothbrush Premier Classic Clean Medium (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
POINTER HAND SET OF 3 • School Specialty $11.07 1 $11.07
POINTER HAND SET OF 3 • School Specialty $11.07 1 $11.07
WICKER BASKET SYNTHETIC - SMALL 7-3/4IN W X 12IN L X 5-1/4IN H • School Specialty $10.86 1 $10.86
STICKERS HAND WASHING ROLL OF 200 • School Specialty $10.57 1 $10.57
Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay - 1 lb. | Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Body Mask | The Original 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay – New! Version 2 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EXPO 1944748 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
VEGGIE VICTORY ACTIVITY BOOKS - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $9.29 1 $9.29
FRUIT FIESTA ACTIVITY BOOKS - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $9.29 1 $9.29
Gillette Sensor3 Men's Disposable Razor, 8 Count, Mens Razors / Blades • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
CLEAR POUCH NAME BADGE PLASTIC - PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.38 1 $7.38
I TRIED IT STICKERS - ROLL OF 200 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased Graphite #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30-Pack (13830) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Zote Laundry Soap Bar - Pink 7oz • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97

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