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Ms. Brockman from Normal IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Materials and Organization

Help me give my students the materials and resources they need (like storage cabinets, book cases, prepared microscope slides, and more) to enhance their learning experiences!

  • $611 goal

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My Students

I have twenty-four creative and inquisitive fifth grade students who come from various backgrounds, economic statuses, and family dynamics. Teaching in a Title I school, I see many of my students do not come to school with the basic supplies they need for learning. I incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met. I want to create an environment where every student feels comfortable and a part of the classroom by providing the necessary materials to be successful.

My Project

My students and I need various classroom materials and resources as well as more storage containers for math manipulatives and reading books. Bookcases are needed to store the reading books and math manipulatives in the storage containers and storage bins. Also, desk organizers are needed to organize various student work papers as well as a place for extra colored paper to be stored for student use. These resources will help organize both student materials and as well as the new materials and resources in need. These materials and resources are necessary for enriching and enhancing each student's educational experience as well as their day to day environment.

This project will also provide alternative seating options for students when doing group work as well as student incentive items that they can earn through following classroom expectations.

Also, in order for students to use the three class iPads, we need a charging dock to charge the iPads simultaneously and to store them safely. Historical documents of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights are needed for students to examine in social studies. Various fossils are needed for science for students to observe both with a hand lens and microscope.

Ms. Brockman
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope PS100A Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 100 Slides, Set A, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Furinno 11159GYW/BK Multipurpose Storage Cabinet, French Oak Grey/Black • Amazon Business $45.93 1 $45.93
InkoTimes Bamboo Charging Station - Fast USB Charging Station for Multiple Devices - Perfect for Smart Phone Phone X Pad Tablets Home Family Office or Gift Giving (5 Pack Cables Included) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Blu Monaco Office Supplies Desk Organizers and Accessories-Large Black Wire Steel Mesh-2-Tiered Paper Organizer Tray-3 Slot Vertical File Organizer-Pen Cup-Accessory Tray Office Decor Mail Organizer • Amazon Business $39.87 1 $39.87
Furinno 99940GYW/BK French Oak Basic Bookcase Storage with Bins, 3" X 2", Grey/Black • Amazon Business $39.06 1 $39.06
IRIS 6-Drawer Scrapbook Cart with Organizer Top, White • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Dancing Bear Fossil Collection Sorting Activity Kit with Over 100 Pcs (More Than 20 Different Fossil Varieties!), Educational ID Sheet, Color ID Cards, Bags, Magnifying Glass, and Shark Teeth, Brand • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
Safco Products Onyx Mesh 5-Tray Underdesk Hanging Organizer 3240BL, Black Powder Coat Finish, Durable Steel Mesh Construction • Amazon Business $29.67 1 $29.67
Household Essentials Small Tapered Decorative Storage Bins, 2 pc Set, Brown • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Stack-On DS-22 22 Drawer Storage Cabinet • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
Set of 12 Multi Color Flashing LED Light up Slotted Shutter Sunglasses Party Favors (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Life Liberty Happiness Star Americana 10 x 8 Inch Wood Block Decorative Tabletop Sign • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Military Armed Forces 5 Branch Service Miniature Flag Desk Set • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Wonder4 Geography Theme Throw Pillow Covers Home Decorative Map Art Throw Pillow Cases Couch Covers Decoration,2X Maps +1x Compass + 1x Navigation Compass 18 X 18 Inch for Home Sofa Bedding Set of 4 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
3 Documents of Freedom Set Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights by Historical Documents • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
World Flags,International Flags,100 Countries Pennant Banner String National Flags For Classroom Garden Olympics Festival Grand Opening Bar Sports Clubs Party Events Decorations • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Colorful Dry Erase Circles White Board Marker Removable Vinyl Dots Wall Decal Drills Family Message Board for School Teaching Training Progress • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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