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Ms. Akers from Charlotte NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching for Success!

My students need items like file crates, big Joe beanbag, a rolling storage cart, and dry erase markers to be engaged in learning.

  • $557 goal

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My Students

This will be my second year teaching at our school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our school has a very high poverty rate of over 99%. Which makes getting extra school supplies and materials more difficult. Last year I got a lot of donations which I believed greatly benefited the education of my students. We had a great year and learned so much in a fun and engaging classroom. However, we fell short on a lot of items and my students needed more. Everything from extra school clothes to extra pencils ran out. Any donation can help these deserving students get a better education!

My Project

These items will help my students by creating a more organized and engaging environment. The storage bins and organizers will help with student work samples and supply organization. This will help the classroom have smoother transitions allowing more time to learn. The dry erase makers, puzzles, and games will help keep students engaged. It will create alternatives to pencil and paper work in a fun way. The bean bag chair, crates, and cushions will give students alternative seating options. This will help make the classroom a positive learning environment by giving the students the power of choice when choosing where to finish work. This will also allow small groups to be more organized and inviting.

Ms. Akers
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Original Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, 24-Pack, Black (2 X 12-Pack)... • Amazon Business $18.56 3 $55.68
STERILITE 16939006 File Crate, Black, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
IRIS 4-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, White • Amazon Business $21.49 2 $42.98
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
School Smart 85327 24 x 32 - 1 inch Line Chart Tablet - 25 Sheets - White • Amazon Business $16.21 2 $32.42
STERILITE 20439002 Medium 3 Drawer Desktop Unit, Black with Clear Drawers, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $28.25 1 $28.25
DecorRack 4 Seat Cushion Pads 100% Cotton Cover with Ties, Ideal Chair Pad for Indoor Use, Reversible Square Kitchen Seat Cover Chair Pillows, Modern Beige White Design 1 inch Lightweight (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
DecorRack 4 Seat Cushion Pads 100% Cotton Cover with Ties, Ideal Chair Pad for Indoor Use, Reversible Square Kitchen Seat Cover Chair Pillows, Modern Red White Design 1 inch Lightweight (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Avery Durable View Binder, 1" Slant Rings, 220-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White, Multi Pack of 4 (17012) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TecUnite 30 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers Wiper for Classroom Office (Blue, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
PlayMonster Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Sight Words • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Learning Journey Match It! - 3 Letter Words - 20 Self-Correcting Reading & Spelling Puzzles with Matching Images • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Star Right Educational Spelling Puzzle Game with Realistic Art, Learning Toys for ages 4+, 3 and 4 Letter Words, Set of 26 (91 pieces) with 1 Puzzle Frame Included • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
EasyPAG Hollow Flower Metal Desktop 3 Upright Letter Sorter,2 Pack, Dark Teal • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Refrigerator Magnet Clips, 15 PCS Powerful Magnetic Clips Perfect Fridge Magnets,Office Magnets,Photo Magnets • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Learning Journey Match It! - Spelling - 20 Self-Correcting Spelling Puzzle for Three and Four Letter Words with Matching Images • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
Better Office Products 81450 Sheet Protectors, 100 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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