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Mr. Ennis from Dorchester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Refresh & Reflect

Help me give my students richer discussions by getting a glimpse into their peer's thinking using a document camera.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are 25 scholars working hard in our classroom. We have the distinct honor of being the first public elementary school in North America. The classroom is rich in culture, languages, and life experiences as we have an extremely diverse student population.

We are working tirelessly to become voracious readers, stronger mathematicians, problem solvers, and engaged citizens.

We are learning everything about Massachusett's history, the wonders of multiplication and division, reading about the struggles in obtaining books around the world, and writing across the genres.

Technology in our classroom has truly transformed the teaching and learning that occurs each day. Students are able to participate by listening to a book we are sharing as a class and still have discussions with their peers. Students who struggle to get their ideas on paper are able to utilize text-to-speech features that allow me to take a peek inside their thoughts.

My Project

There is a certain glow a class has when they are using new supplies. It's similar to that fresh smell of a new car or the satisfaction of opening up a book for the very first time. These renewed and refreshed supplies will help give our classroom the little boost it needs right now especially in terms of the art supplies. While we take care of our materials, markers and crayons get dull and dried up with use. These students are using markers and crayons from the same box as my first class of students.

The document camera will allow us to look and analyze student work or texts in the moment which promotes rich class discussions.

We love to share our learning with one another whether it is our favorite mistake in math or the sticky notes we record during close reading. Students in Room 301 know that we learn from everyone and not just our teacher.

Mr. Ennis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INSWAN INS-1 Tiny 8MP USB Document Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Supplemental Light… • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Business Source 25"x30" Self-Stick Easel Pads, 4/Pack (38592) • Amazon Business $52.56 1 $52.56
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $45.92 1 $45.92
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $31.20 1 $31.20
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack - 86603 • Amazon Business $8.93 3 $26.79
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rainbow Pack, Sticks and Resticks, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAN-CP) • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes, Cool Hues, 2X the Sticking Power, Call out Important Information, Large Pack, 67% Plant-Based Adhesive by Weight, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, (654-24SST-CP) • Amazon Business $20.81 1 $20.81
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, “Bright” 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets (99904) • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Expo 81505 Block Eraser Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Sharpie 1760445 Flip Chart Marker, Black, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$368.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$403.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.25

Total project goal

$474.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$474.98

2 Donors

-$464.39

Donations toward project cost

-$403.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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