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Mrs. Sage from Santa Maria CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tape Down Those Doodles: Provide Creative Supplies for Students

Help me give my students collaborative tables for group work, as well as scissors and tape for creative projects.

  • $399 goal

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My Students

My students have strong work ethics, as well as strong ties to their cultures. The Santa Maria community is also strongly family-oriented, and parents work hard in order to provide a good education and bright futures for their children. In the 2017-2018 school year of my middle school, 886 students out of 949 are Hispanic and 34.7% are English Language Learners (ELLs.)885 of the 949 are socio-economically disadvantaged (California Department of Education, 2018).

This year, I have 8th grade Benchmark and Honors English classes with ELL students mixed in.

Although these students will have different skill levels, they have personalities and desires that are very much the same. They support each other and build a strong community in their classroom. They are also resilient and adaptive young people who have inventive minds.

My Project

My students currently have regular desks that are in rows. They are in partnerships, but having tables where they can be in larger groups will foster more collaboration time and give students more interaction with their peers.

Furthermore, students simply love using whiteboards.

It allows for more engagement and helps students who may need to doodle to work through their ideas the space and flexibility to erase if those ideas don't work out. These tables would open up ways to create more engaging projects and assignments, as well as more meaningful student interactions.

The tape and scissors also feed into the engaging projects and heightened student interactions. Students enjoy more creative projects, and they often would rather use tape than glue. Unfortunately, my tape dispensers are either long gone or simply broken. This makes for frustrated students when they ask for tape, but I have nothing to give them except a naked roll. Having the dispensers would help students use tape more effectively.

Mrs. Sage
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Westcott Bent All Value 8" Stainless Steel Standard Scissors, Blunt Tip, Assorted, 3/Pack (13023/13403) • Staples Advantage $9.99 4 $39.96
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser, Black Two-Tone (C60-BK) • Staples Advantage $6.59 3 $19.77
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS EDGE COLORS WITH TITANIUM • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
ROYAL BLUE (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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