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Mr. Martinez from South Windsor CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting Up My First Classroom!

Help me give my students a jump start to the school year with classroom basics including post its, bins, markers and a pencil sharpener to keep students organized in their learning, showcase their best work, and engage them.

  • $644 goal

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My Students

I recently accepted my first teaching position at an International Baccalaureate magnet school that welcomes students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Approximately 2/3 of the students receive free and reduced lunch.

The beauty of this school is that each student's individual knowledge and personal experiences are welcomed and valued.

These students are naturally inquisitive, reflective, and exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively. They understand and appreciate differing cultural and personal histories and are opened to various perspectives. They are caring, and approach unfamiliar situations with courage and independence.

I am beyond excited to begin my teaching career with these unique learners.

My Project

The supplies listed will help me establish a positive classroom environment where learning takes center stage. Supplies like the cloth storage bins and caddy for school supplies will help students organize learning materials. Colored folders will promote student self-management by providing students with color coded ways to sort learning resources. The manila folder and two-hole puncher will enable me to showcase student work around the room, ultimately building a portfolio to demonstrate student growth.

I believe in the power of agency in student learning.

The additional supplies, including three hole punch, tape dispenser, and and dry erase clipboards will allow students to engage in a variety of learning methods with independence. Anchor Chart paper will further this by allowing us to create resources for students to reference throughout the day to enhance their learning and progress.

Mr. Martinez
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Homyfort Foldable Cloth Storage Bins Cubes, Fabric Boxes Baskets for Cube Organizer for Closet,Home,Office, Bedroom with Plastic Handles Set of 6 Grey Large 12x12x12 • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Flipside Products 61849 18" x 48" Privacy Shield, Color Assortment (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $71.19 1 $71.19
Post-It Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559-4) • Amazon Business $68.03 1 $68.03
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Classroom Caddy for School Supplies, Set of 6 Assorted Colors, Stackable Plastic Caddies with Handle for School • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Electric Pencil Sharpener,Heavy Duty Helical Blade and Auto-Stop Feature,Durable Indrustial Pencil Sharpener Plug in for NO. 2/Colored Pencils (6.5-8mm),Suitable for Office,School,Classroom (BLACK) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
AmazonBasics Manila File Folders with Fasteners - Letter Size, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $27.08 1 $27.08
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $20.72 1 $20.72
Green Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, Green • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Purple Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Blue Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Red Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, RED • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Officemate Heavy Duty 2-Hole Punch, Padded Handle, Black, 50-Sheet Capacity (90082) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $2.91 2 $5.82

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