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Ms. Panaelidis from Danbury CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for English Classroom Part 2!

My students need basic and creative classroom supplies such as storage bins, duct tape, crayons, a label maker and fidget toys for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

How can we help close the achievement gap in low-income districts with students who have a wide range of abilities? My students struggle with having the necessary materials to succeed. How can I teach my 9th graders about the eloquent language of Shakespeare without the proper materials? This is why I need your help!

As a teacher in a low-income school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with both creative and meaningful learning experiences. I aim to teach them skills that they will need not only in their high school academic lives but in future college and careers settings as well.

My Project

Thankfully, I've gotten a lot of support from gracious donors through However, I've recently learned that my district won't be able to provide arts & crafts supplies for hands-on projects, storage bins/containers for Writer's Workshop portfolios, fidgets and sensory toys for my special need students and other basic classroom organization essentials.

Many of these students will not get this experience if I do not provide them with the materials they need to be successful in the classroom.

Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with both creative and meaningful learning experiences. I am looking for arts and crafts supplies such as markers, colored pencils, and craft paper because we work on expressing our understanding of literature both artistically and through writing. We create character maps, plot diagrams, theme concept boards and so much more to go along with their portfolios. We also need storage crates and bins as well as a label maker to help keep these wonderful gifts well-organized and well-taken care of for our Writer's Workshop Portfolios where we store, analyze and reflect on our work as readers and writers. Because I also teach students with special needs I'm looking for sensory toys and fidgets to help them better focus in a traditional classroom environment. These kinetic toys help students with attention disorders to feel more at ease with anxiety as well. Again, I serve in a district where most students come from families low-income backgrounds. Some of my students are also English Language Learners (ELLs) or receive special education services. Providing my students with these materials also allows me (and you donors!) the opportunity to enrich their academic experience.

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Ms. Panaelidis
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $50.18 1 $50.18
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Hongyee Fidget Dodecagon Cube,Upgrade 12 Sided Dice Toy EDC ADD ADHD Relieves Anxiety And Stress For Children Teens Adults,Easy To Carry And Use (White) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
RiteCo Raydiant 80063 Fade-Resistant Paper Art Roll, 48" x 12', Light Blue (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
STERILITE 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $27.19 1 $27.19
Sterilite Flip Top Box 7-1/4l X 6-1/2w X 4-3/8h • Amazon Business $5.25 5 $26.25
Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
RamPro Chevron & Polka Dot Styles Heavy-Duty Duct Tape | Assorted Colors Pack of 12 Rolls, 1.88-inch x 5 Yard. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Clear Plastic Craft and Art Supply Organizer | 5 Compartments • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
EasyPAG 3 Pocket Office Mesh Collection Wall File Holder Organizer,Black • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Storex Mini Crate, 9 x 7.75 x 6 Inches, School Blue, Case of 3 (61490U03C) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Cevinee Extra Strong Fidget Toys (12 pack / 6 color) Sensory Fidgets - Release Anxiety and Stress, Improve Concentration - #1 ADHD Therapist Recommended for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17

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