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Ms. Lim from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Safety First!

My students need book boxes to help them safely get their science materials and a shredder to keep their personal information secure.

  • $219 goal

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My Students

"To be a computer programmer," "to discover new things in the future," and "to make my mom proud" are just a few reasons why my students work hard every day.

The students I serve may come from different economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds, but they all share the desire to thrive in the 21st century.

Each one is a child that is part of a larger sea of over 1,200 students at our school. They love explaining their ideas, they appreciate the feedback and enjoy defending and critiquing each other's work. As 6th and 7th graders, they are not only learning academic concepts but also how to be contributing members of our society. In addition to math and science, these 10-13-year-olds are tackling how to work productively with other people, gaining the skills to manage their time efficiently and collecting problem-solving skills. I hope to provide them with the tools and resources they need to soak up as much as they can and continue growing to reach their goals.

My Project

Picture this: You're a brand new 6th grader. You're expected to navigate a new school and carry all of your materials to different classrooms with different teachers. You have your math book, math notebook, science book, science notebook, Language Arts binder, Social Studies book and who knows what else! How are you going to keep track of all of these? Your backpack is already bigger than you, and you can't even unlock your locker half of the time! BUT WAIT! Your math and science teacher lets you keep your science notebook and workbook in the classroom. What a relief!

These book boxes will help my 6th grade students access their science materials in a safe manner as well as make better use of class time.

Students will not need to bombard a bookshelf everyday, scrambling to grab their materials. Minutes will not be wasted waiting for 6th graders to find their individual book, or looking for materials that another student accidentally took. Instead, one person from each table can walk up, grab their table's book box and return to their group safely.

In addition to managing their supplies, students have personal information on paperwork that they aren't even responsible for! From IEP's, 504 plans, to standardized testing identification cards, our classroom needs a paper shredder to ensure that student's private information remains safe and secure.

Ms. Lim
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 12-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder with Pullout Basket • Amazon Business $86.75 1 $86.75
Small Book Bin - 11-34 L x 4-12 x 8-12 H - Blue • Nasco $2.75 9 $24.75
Small Book Bin - 11-34 L x 4-12 x 8-12 H - Green • Nasco $2.75 9 $24.75

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