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Mrs. Key from Dunlap TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Basics for a Better Classroom!

My students need a table, speakers, and dry erase markers for my classroom to be fully functional, organized, and equipped with the basics!

  • $393 goal

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My Students

I've worked alongside hundreds of students throughout my 10-year teaching career, and I can safely say that they are the reason I return to the classroom year after year with fresh hope, improved content knowledge, and new ideas for student engagement.

My "kids" are primarily juniors and seniors in high school; most of them are involved in extracurricular activities, many work part-time jobs, some face tough circumstances outside of the classroom, but nearly all are respectful young men and women that want to succeed.

They live in a small town and enjoy the benefits of small town USA. The kindness and helpfulness that many have exhibited through community service and work at our school speaks to the way most of these kids are raised. While some students enjoy what seems like unlimited opportunities in and out of the classroom, many of my students face limitations - primarily due to socioeconomic status - that I wish weren't present. Regardless, most students push through and truly strive to make their friends and family proud.

My Project

Throughout the past 10 years of my teaching career, I've used lots of my personal money to shop thrift stores, online retailers, and local shops in order to create a comfortable, clean, well-organized environment conducive to learning.

Students don't seem to learn as well in a classroom in which they aren't comfortable; they also notice when classrooms are poorly equipped/organized.

I've always done my very best to make sure my classroom is fully functional and equipped with things that my students need to be engaged, but I could use some additional help!

I plan to use the table to sit at the front of my classroom so my students can quickly grab project materials, worksheets, and snacks as they walk in. The glue is used for the occasional crafty activity that we do - even at 17 and 18 years old they still love arts and crafts! The Expo markers will be used by the students in review games we do - I already have whiteboards that they use for this. The speakers will replace the ones I have now that are damaged and unreliable due to being dropped. Every lecture I give incorporates audio and video clips, so the speakers will be used every single day and are very important. The casters will replace the ones on a chair in my classroom - it barely rolls in its current condition. The rest of the items on my list are basics that my students use in daily activities and special projects.

Thank you!

Mrs. Key
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 18''W x 60''L Granite White Plastic Folding Training Table • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Multi Colored Masking Tape for DIY Crafts and Arts (pack with 11 different colors) great for color coding and labeling, class supplies for teachers, DIY kids crafts • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
KANGAROO BRANDS Original 3/4" Anti-Fatigue Comfort Standing Mat Kitchen Rug, Phthalate Free, Non-Toxic, Waterproof, Ergonomically Engineered Floor Pad, Rugs for Office Stand Up Desk, 39x20 (Black) • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP 2.1 Speaker Sound System with Subwoofer and Control Pod - Great for Music, Movies, Multimedia PCs, Macs, Laptops and Gaming Systems • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 35 x 23 Inches, Black Frame • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, EnduraGlide, Chisel Tip, BOLD COLOR, Assorted Colors, 12 Markers/Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $18.20 1 $18.20
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 2 Boxes, 24 Markers Total • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Vancool 16-Pack 2" x 2" Mini Dry Erasers Magnetic Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Slipstick CB680 2 Inch Floor Protecting Rubber Office Chair Caster Wheels (Set of 5) Standard Stem Size - Black/Gray • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Round Teacher Stamp - DINO-MITE! - RED INK • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Round Teacher Stamp - PURR-FECT! - RED INK • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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