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Mrs. Caddigan from Lawrence MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting the Year Off on the Right Foot!

My students need classroom management materials, such as cell phone pockets, a rain stick, hanging folders and chart paper, to be successful all year long!

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a low-income/high poverty area, and many of them are from immigrant families. These student are often in charge of taking care of their younger siblings and have more responsibilities than your average middle school student. They face challenges both in and outside of school. Many of them do not have technology in their households to meet the needs of the ever evolving classroom and world around them. That being said, they are still a huge inspiration to me every day. Because of my students, I am learning to be more patient, to be kind, selfless, and composed.

Given their lives outside of school, I want my classroom to be a safe space.

My goal as an educator is to make the classroom an accepting community where everyone feels like they belong and can learn to their fullest potential. In order to start next year off on the right foot and have all the essential tools for a positive classroom space with routines, and expectations in place, I want to add new resources to my teacher toolbox!

My Project

I am the type of educator who is always looking for the best way to serve my students. I want my classroom to be a safe space where students love learning.

As I prepare for next year, where my class sizes will be larger and I will need to hone my classroom management skills, I realize I need to adapt with my students.

I am looking for a rain stick to help transition students in my class without having to yell over them. I am looking for a cellphone pocket chart to limit student distractions with technology--with this I plan to implement a point system that earns the class rewards (hence the raffle tickets). I am looking for hanging folders to keep extra copies of work so students can get make up assignments easily. I am looking for chart paper to make my teaching more visual and interactive for the students.

Together, all these materials will help me be a better teacher and provide a safe learning environment for all of my students.

Mrs. Caddigan
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads (559VAD4PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $69.16 1 $69.16
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.09 1 $49.09
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright (92060) • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
15" Chilean Cactus Rain Stick Musical Instrument - Rainstick Shaker • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Misslo Numbered Classroom Pocket Chart for Cell Phones (30 Pockets, Blue Pockets) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Half Pencils with Eraser - Golf, Classroom, Pew, Short, Mini - Hexagon, Sharpened, Non Toxic, #2 Pencil, Color - Light Turquoise, (Box of 48) Golf Pocket Pencils TM • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Raffle Tickets 2000 per Roll: White • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46

Materials cost

$204.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.94

Total project goal

$279.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.59

1 Donor

-$279.59

Donations toward project cost

-$237.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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