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Mrs. Bowen from San Bernardino CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to 'Start Off' 2018 Right

My students need various supplies to start the beginning of the school year such as a classroom timer, pocket charts, Expo board markers, Sharpie markers, motivational posters, buckets for supplies, and lights for our reading center!

  • $310 goal

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My Students

In a city known for its challenges, my primary goal is to provide my students with a safe and rigorous environment where they can take the many skills taught in the classroom to a successful future ahead.

I teach a group of 34 fourth-grade students with a combination of various special needs students mainstreamed within.

My students are a very energetic, inquisitive, and highly motivated group. They absolutely love to learn new information in a tactile and hands-on way.

One thing that sets my group of students apart is their motivation and drive to make this world a better place. They strive for change and to make a positive impact on society. At such a young age, they are already able to describe how their future actions will affect those around them. With such a positive outlook on their future, it is my duty to provide my students with enriching activities that will make them productive future scholars in society.

Through the help of, I hope to be able to provide more learning opportunities for my students through the use of materials that are not easily accessible in public education.

My Project

My classroom will be in need of various classroom materials in order to start our 2018 school year on the right foot! These supplies will be used in various capacities around the classroom and will help our classroom be successfully organized and supplied.

My students will need various supplies to start the beginning of the school year such as a classroom timer, pocket charts, EXPO board markers, sharpie markers, motivational posters, buckets for supplies, and lights for our reading center!

The classroom timer will help us with our time management and keep us on schedule throughout the day. The pocket chart will help us keep track of our daily schedule in the front of our classroom.

The EXPO markers will help us be able to write on the board with beautiful ink filled markers! The various colors will help us differentiate between topics. The Sharpie markers will also be used for whole group and small group instruction. The buckets will be used to organize our markers.

The motivational posters will add to our positive classroom environment. Students will be able to read inspiring messages throughout the classroom walls and become motivated. Lastly, the beautiful string of lights will be placed in our reading corner and provide a relaxing and fun center for students to read quietly and feel comfortable!

All of these supplies will promote a positive learning environment and will motivate my students to work to their full potential!

Mrs. Bowen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
16 Motivational Classroom Wall Posters - Inspirational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (PAPER) 001 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $13.51 2 $27.02
Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point Permanent Markers, 80s Glam and Electro Pop Colors, 48 Markers In Total (Ulrta fine point) • Amazon Business $24.85 1 $24.85
Teacher Created Resources Variety Buckets Set, Set of 6, Multi Color Polka Dots (TCR6077) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Teacher Created Resources 20752Chalkboard Brights 14 Pocket Daily Schedule Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Samyoung Battery Operated Indoor Decoration Fairy Lights 17Ft 50pcs Led Stars String Festoon Party Lighting Warm White for Patio Christmas Wedding Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Princess Castle Play Tents • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Sharpie 37001 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72

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