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Mrs. Jaffa from San Jose CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Kick-Start the New Year!

My students need nameplates and sleeves, spiral notebooks, pencils, and incentive stickers to enhance our learning!

  • $175 goal

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My Students

My class is comprised of 24 wonderful second-grade students in the heart of the Silicon Valley in San Jose. The majority of my students are learning English as a second language and qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, but this does not hold them back in any way. Students come to school daily with a drive to learn more academically, and I strive to do my best to give that to them. They deserve nothing but the most solid educational experience possible! Everyone at the school including teachers, principal, support staff, parents, and students, helps to make our school a wonderful place to be and learn. Help us make our educational experiences even more memorable!

My Project

With budget cuts in the upcoming school year, it is essential for me to try my best to find alternative ways for my students to get the best materials that they deserve to optimize their learning. For this project, I am requesting nameplates and protective sleeves. These stay on student desks all year long. They serve as a learning resource for all as they have the alphabet printed on top with lowercase and uppercase letter. They also have a hundreds chart, number line, and an addition chart. Students use these throughout the year for various math skills. I'm also requesting spiral notebook journals for all students. We use these during guided reading group time. All students read at different levels. Two components to guided reading time is word building skills and writing. We use the journals for word patterning strategies as well as different writing structures. Lastly, we need more gold stars for our classroom. The gold stars are incentive stickers for improvement in either academics or behaviors. Each student can earn a star based on improvements seen by the teacher. When 10 stars are earned, they level up. This has been a huge motivator for all students. Thank you so much for taking an interest into our classroom!

Mrs. Jaffa
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL119 - Self-Adhesive Nameplate Sleeves - Large • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, Wide Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors (05510) • Amazon Business $28.61 1 $28.61
eBoot Gold Star Stickers 1750 Count Self-adhesive Stickers Stars • Amazon Business $7.14 3 $21.42
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
JJ273 - Traditional Manuscript - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

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