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Ms. Garfield from Redford MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Growth Mindsets Through Equity In Small Group Collaboration

Help me give my students the ultimate small group experience with flexible seating and the management pocket chart to help them keep organized

  • $395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a diverse community full of excitement and eager to learn new things. A lot of my students have very few resources to support them at home, and this can be very discouraging for them at times. We pride ourselves as educators whose focus is on "Growth Mindset" and a environment that promotes "Social Emotional Learning".

My students are very eager to learn and always looking for new and innovative ways to do so.

We are looking for a great year of teaching and learning in the upcoming school year.

My Project

Creating a colorful organized area with flexible seating, in which we engage in small group collaboration will help to motivate my students to look forward to their time and help to foster a positive learning environment. The organizer chart will also help them to easily find their materials and give them a sense of responsibility.

Growth Mindset is a core value in our learning community and the ability to help students feel comfortable at where they are is a key component.

White boards will be used for guided practice while composition notebooks will also them to journal and keep track and make adjustments to the goals they made for the 2019 school year. The folders will be used to keep up with homework assignments and glue sticks and pencils are used daily in the the classroom.

Being a new teacher, starting from scratch, I realize that it takes a lot of things to build a learning environment that promotes positivity and reflection of a safe, friendly and welcoming space. I believe this project would help to boost and stimulate a setting that is conducive to learning

Ms. Garfield
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets (200 Pages), 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 5 Pack • Amazon Business $13.97 6 $83.82
Really Good Stuff Small Group Management Pocket Chart – Keep Small Groups Organized and On Task – Help Groups Run Independently - Grommets and Magnetic Strip for Easy Hanging, 26 3/4” x 40 3/4” • Amazon Business $50.96 1 $50.96
6 Pack Dry Erase Lap Board 9”X12” | Interactive Learning Whiteboard Educational (Single Sided) Erasers Included • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Pearington 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Furniture Stools for Kids; Multipurpose Stool Chairs; Flexible Seating; Stacking Stools- Set of 5, Multi- Color • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
School Smart Extra Large 2-Pocket Folders, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Chalkboard Brights Clingy Thingies Positive Sayings Accents • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 72-Pack (13972) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Confetti Positive Sayings Accents (8890) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

Materials cost

$300.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$335.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.16

Total project goal

$394.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$394.40

3 Donors

-$394.40

Donations toward project cost

-$335.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.16

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$0.00

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