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Mrs. Thoma-Data from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies For An Engaging, Comfortable, and Student-Centered Classroom

Help me give my students supplies to help them stay engaged and comfortable every day!

  • $1,228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are located in Houston, TX and serve students in grades 10-12, most of whom are low income, making us a Title I school.

Many of our students are at-risk, however, stereotypes that are associated with low income schools do not hinder us!

Our school has been nationally recognized for awards for excellence in urban education. In 2016, we won 2nd place at the National History Day research competition in Washington, D.C., and competed again in 2018! We work very hard to make our school a fun and motivating place for students. Upon meeting our kids, you would find them to be highly engaging and creative.

With recent budget cuts, the school is less able to provide the everyday supplies needed to support teachers in creating and maintaining interactive and engaging lessons. The materials requested in this project will support the classroom supply pool bank while also building up resources to help keep students 100% full and feeling welcomed and ready to learn!

My Project

The supplies requested in the project can be split into three categories: supplies for National History Day projects, supplies for classroom comfort, and general classroom supplies.

Our school has an award winning National History Day team, but participation can be very expensive for students.

Some supplies will be used to help students assemble and organize their project, including the pencil boxes, cardstock, and shelf. The carts will be used to help students carry their supplies to competition and to move heavy and large supplies, such as their exhibit board or performance props.

Some of the supplies will be used to ensure the students are comfortable and fed. The granola bars will be used to help feed students who missed breakfast, or who are unable to concentrate because they are hungry. The chair footies will be used to help the room stay quiet as students get up and move around. This will help students concentrate. The yoga balls and desk chairs will be used as alternative seating with the purpose of helping students stay comfortable.

Other supplies will be used in daily lessons. Chart paper and markers will be used for students to make posters, while the dry erase/ wet-erase markers and the dry-erase reusable pocket sleeves will be used for primary source documents and readings where students will be able to practice reading and writing strategies (while also helping to save paper). The clicker and wireless keyboard will be used by students when interacting with the Promethean board. The binder, sheet protectors, and sheet protector pockets will be used to organize student materials.

Mrs. Thoma-Data
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 180 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Furniture Footies Smaller 2 Inch Gray Precut Tennis Ball Chair Desk Table Leg Floor Protector Pad Glides-100 Count.Smooth, Quiet, Allergen & Latex Free While Precut for Safety • Amazon Business $179.00 1 $179.00
Essentials Swivel Mid Back Mesh Task Chair with Arms - Ergonomic Computer/Office Chair (ESS-3001) • Amazon Business $42.74 2 $85.48
ECR4Kids MemoryStor Universal Rolling Cart • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Healthy Snacks Bars Bulk Variety Pack - Office Snacks, School Lunches, Meetings - (Office Snack Station 120 Count) • Amazon Business $72.99 1 $72.99
School Smart 84651 Adjustable Chart Stand (Shown with Chart Stand & Chart Pad) • Amazon Business $63.12 1 $63.12
Cosco Shifter 300-Pound Capacity Multi-Position Heavy Duty Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, Green • Amazon Business $57.59 1 $57.59
Dry Erase Pockets Rusable Dry Erase Sleeves Eraseble Pocket Sleeve Protect Clear Pocket with Hole Hanger and Colorful Edge(5colors) • Amazon Business $26.66 2 $53.32
FITUEYES Wood Desk Organizer Workspace Organizers Black DO403501WB • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Emraw Utility Storage Box - Bright Color Multi Purpose Pencil Box for School Supplies Durable Plastic Pencil Box, Small Plastic Pencil Case, Mini Organizer Storage Box (Random 4-Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
GO Active Lifestyles Exercise Ball - Stability Ball - Fitness Ball - Large Workout Balls for Balance and Yoga - Includes Pump - Anti Burst - 2000 lbs Weight Resistance (55 cm) • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
TYH Supplies Box of 400 Economy 11 Hole Non Glare Matte Top loading Poly Office Page Sheet Protectors, 8-1/2" x 11" Non Vinyl Acid Free • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
(Updated, Backlit) Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse, LED Backlit, Rechargable Li-ion Battery-Black • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Cardinal Expanding Zipper Binder Pocket, 1/2", Assorted Colors, 5 per Pack (14650) • Amazon Business $6.97 3 $20.91
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper Poly Wrap, 8.5x14 Paper, Legal Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 1 Ream / 500 Sheets (150800R) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $8.50 2 $17.00
Top Notch Teaching TOP3820 Brite Chart Tablet, 1-1/2" Ruled, Assorted Colors, 24" Width, 32" Length, 25 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.54 2 $15.08
Wausau Paper 22721 Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, Lunar Blue, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Avery Economy Binder, 3-Inch Round Ring, Black, 1 Binder (4601) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Cosmic Orange • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
BEBONCOOL RF 2.4GHz Wireless Presenter Remote Presentation USB Control PowerPoint PPT Clicker • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
EXPO 16078 Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.13 2 $14.26
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Fireball Fuchsia, 250 Sheets (22881) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Martian Green, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
America The Story Of Us (3-Disc Collection) [DVD] • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack, 0.7mm, Pack of 16 (1979423) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Wausau Paper 22531 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, Solar Yellow, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Post-it Notes, America’s #1 Favorite Sticky Note, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (653-18AU) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
X-ACTO Bulldog Clips #3, Box of 12 Clips (2003) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Sharpie 25025 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Sharpie 25006 Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Orange, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Sharpie 25009 Sanford Brands Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Pink, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Sharpie 25026 Accent Tank-Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Green, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60

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