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Ms. Pompa from Fort Worth TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting Students Up for Success Starts with Strong Organization

Help me give my students a well-resourced classroom. The supplies listed are tools that will help me develop strong routines and procedures in the classroom (such as, timers, markers, organizers, anything to facilitate routines in the classroom)

  • $530 goal

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My Students

My students need supplies and tools to help them access learning in different ways. I will be starting my first year as a teacher and want to make my classroom as inviting as possible. To do this I want to make sure I have supplies for my class to be able to engage in different math activities. I have worked hard this year in order to prepare myself for having my own classroom. I want these kids to walk into a classroom and feel taken care of. Part of this involves providing them with supplies.

The school I will be working in is a Title I school where 95% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

As a new teacher, I have not had the chance to build relationships with them yet. I did, however, have the opportunity to meet some students during my interview process. When I met them I knew that I wanted to work there. I see myself in a lot of them. They are caring and are eager to learn. They work together in such a collaborative way that I have not seen from kids this young.

My Project

A lot of these supplies are tools that will help me make the classroom fully equipped with resources and facilitate student learning. Things like Anchor chart paper, file organizers

and markers will help with setting up notes all over the class that students can reference at any time to maximize autonomy.

Other supplies are for student activities, such as clipboards for a gallery walk, exercise balls for my hyperactive kiddos, and a wagon for doing lessons outside the classroom. I want to make learning as engaging and interactive as possible. My hope is for all students to learn that math can be fun by the end of the year.

Ms. Pompa
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PORTAL Collapsible Folding Utility Wagon Quad Compact Outdoor Garden Camping Cart Support up to 225 lbs, Regular, Grey • Amazon Business $69.50 1 $69.50
Crayola 12 Ct Ultra-Clean Washable Markers • Amazon Business $5.33 8 $42.64
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (560), Large White Grid Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $40.49 1 $40.49
Learning Resources Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $30.29 1 $30.29
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) (Renewed) • Amazon Business $28.12 1 $28.12
30 Hardboard Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Designed for Classroom and Office use, 30 Clip Boards • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Arteza Highlighters Set of 60, Bulk Pack of Colored Markers, Wide and Narrow Chisel Tips, 6 Assorted Neon Colors, for Adults & Kids • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors - AMZ101 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 20 Count - 1951718 • Amazon Business $18.08 1 $18.08
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $8.26 2 $16.52
WALIKI Toys Children's Chair Ball with', Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45cm, Purple) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 ZEH-10 Erasers (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Colored Masking Tape - 7 Rolls 1 Inch x 15M Kids DIY Craft Set,Colored Tape for Classroom & Party Decorations,Kids DIY Art Projects,Labeling or Coding,Assorted Color Coded and Home Painting • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Stickers for Kids 2400+, 48 Sheets, Motorcycle Bicycle, Luggage Decal,Graffiti Patches Multiple Style Incentive Stickers for Teachers - No-Duplicate Sticker Pack • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Hole Puncher, SmartTouch, 20 Sheet Punch Capacity, Low Force, Black/Gray (74133) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
STAEDTLER pencil sharpener, premium quality sharpener with screw-on lid, prevents accidental openings, compact size for pencil case and work-station, 511 63BK • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Scotch Magic Tape, Writeable, Invisible, The Original, 3/4 x 1296 Inches, Boxed, 3 Rolls (810-3PK) • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67
Alliance Rubber Bands Assorted Dimensions 227G/Approx. 400 Rubber Bands, Multi Color, 1/2 lb • Amazon Business $3.45 1 $3.45

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