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Mrs. Adams from Spencer OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

S.A.F.E (Students Are Free to Express Themselves)

My students need study carrels, pencil pouches, erasers, an electric pencil sharpener, and clipboards to create a personal safe space to concentrate and focus on their individual work.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a unique blend of rural and urban. They face common issues that most inner city children encounter, such as parental drug use and imprisonment. Sadly, another layer is tacked on to these children as most are living in a rural area with an extremely low family income. With threats of school closure and little funding for staff and supplies they are at a huge disadvantage all around.

Regardless of their background we strive for our students show GRIT, a distinct combination of passion, resilience, determination, and focus.

With this we hope it will allow them to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals even in the face of discomfort, rejection, and a lack of visible progress for years, or even decades.

My Project

Equipping these students with the study carrels will give them the opportunity to create their own personal space. Once the space is created they will utilize the pencil packs, with the pencils and erasers, and clipboards to create in their own space.

A place of all their own will allow the students to be comfortable writing, drawing and creating without judgment.

These students lack motivation and imagination. Giving them a safe place without judging eyes will free their imagination. Some of these students don't have a place of their own at home and having a place at school will help them feel pride and ownership of themselves.

When Students are Free to Express themselves, there is no limit to what they can achieve!

Mrs. Adams
Grades PreK-2
  • Green Pastures Elementary School
  • Spencer, OK
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside Products 60045 Study Carrel, Color Assortment (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $43.85 1 $43.85
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $25.18 1 $25.18
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large White 36 pack (ZEH-10) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bostitch QuietSharp Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (EPS8HD-BLK) • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19

Materials cost

$142.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.93

Total project goal

$219.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.56

1 Donor

-$219.56

Donations toward project cost

-$186.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.93

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$0.00

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