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Mr. von Boltenstern from Fresno CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need notebooks and calculators to complete assignments & take exams in my classes. This will help take the stress and worry off of families who can not afford these basic supplies.

  • $536 goal

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My Students

My students attend the largest high school in the amazing city of Fresno. They bring rich and diverse histories to my classroom. Some are here in the country just recently and others have been raised here their whole life. Quite a few of my students speak a second language, Spanish, Hmong, and quite a few others.

The creativity that my students show every day has inspired me to become more creative for them in my teaching practices.

Their passion to put themselves and their personality into their own work has helped me every day do the same.

Some of my students will go on to college at the four-year level. Some will go into the community college arena to stay local and save money. Others will go into a technical trade school. My goal is to make sure that my students are prepared to be proud of what they've learned and ready for whatever comes next for them.

My Project

The notebooks are a pillar in my classroom. They provide a space for students to share their work and to show how they have failed in the past and worked through it. It helps them be organized with interactive assignments that are engaging.

My dream is for every student in my classes could walk out with the skills to overcome problems and situations that are new.I have entire classes who don't know how to use a calculator, so I want to start help students develop skills that they will need as adults.

One of the main driving goals in my classes is to better prepare students to become self-dependent.

The basics of being able to organize a notebook & how to use a calculator are great places for students to become prepared to overcome academic challenges & real-world situations.

Mr. von Boltenstern
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 180 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Promarx Assorted Color Marble Composition Notebook, 100-Page Wide Ruled, 9.75 x 7.5 Inches, Pack of 48 • Amazon Business $65.66 5 $328.30
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator, Black with Blue Accents • Amazon Business $11.19 5 $55.95

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