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Ms. Smit from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Learn, Organize, Present!

Help me give my students new colored pencils, book bins, and chart paper for presentations!

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are energetic, creative, and kind. They love to learn and teach others, and they enjoy reading and writing about books. They are expert researchers, computer coders, scientists, and mathematicians. They are professional kickball and dodge ball players, debaters, artists, and performers. Our school is in East Oakland and serves a socioeconomically disadvantaged student population. The majority of the students are English language learners and qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Our school is making great strides to help our students and put their learning first.

My Project

In order to prepare my students for their lives in the 21st century, teachers need to help kids to be critical thinkers, work collaboratively, think creatively, and to communicate clearly. Not only are students required to read grade-level nonfiction texts, they are also required to conduct their own research, organize their sources, and use technology to present their findings.

Since we already have all the books we need, this project will provide the tools to go above and beyond in our upcoming research clubs.

We will use the book bins and bags to collect and organize sources on our information topics. The chart paper and sentence strips will help us create posters and present our findings. Having new art supplies, like colored pencils, will allow my students to create beautiful and eye-catching visuals. Lastly, clickers for student powerpoint presentations will transform our classroom into a professional learning environment for everyone!

Ms. Smit
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads (559VAD6PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $89.10 1 $89.10
VERSAMAG - 24 Pack Industrial Strength Brushed Nickel Magnetic Push Pins – Strong Fridge Magnets, Whiteboard Magnets, Office Magnets, Push Pin Magnets, Craft Magnets, DIY Magnets, Thumb Tack Magnets • Amazon Business $22.95 2 $45.90
BEBONCOOL RF 2.4GHz Wireless Presenter Remote Presentation USB Control PowerPoint PPT Clicker • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Ziploc Freezer Bags, Two Gallon, 3 Pack, 10 ct • Amazon Business $14.67 2 $29.34
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Storex 70110U06C Book Bin Assorted Colors Case of 6 14.3 x 5.3 x 7 Inches • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
PAPER SENTENCE STRIPS 3X24 WHITE SCHOOL SMART PK OF 100 • School Specialty $2.39 10 $23.90
56 Colorful Push Pin Magnets | 7 Assorted Color Strong Magnetic Push Pins | Perfect to use as Refrigerator Magnets, Whiteboard Magnets, Map Magnets, Calendar Magnets, Office Magnets and School Magnets • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners| Perfect for Home or Office | 15ft x 3/4in Tape | White • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
PAPER SENTENCE STRIPS 3X24 KALEID SCHOOL SMART PK OF 100 • School Specialty $4.54 3 $13.62
SOTOGO 100 Pieces Book Loose Leaf Binder Ring Keychain Key Rings,Including 0.8 inch 1Inch 1.2 inch 1.8Inch Four Size • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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