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Ms. Richardson from Salt Lake Cty UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Interactive Classroom

Help me give my students markers, Post-its, posters, and notebooks to maximize interactive, inclusive learning!

  • $1,139 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of working with some of the most resilient, courageous, hardworking students in education. I work in a "minority-majority" urban school with students who have survived war, famine, political threats, and violence. Because they have seen the worst of humanity, they bring a genuine desire to make the world a better place through their own growth and learning.

Some of the students who come into my classroom have never had access to formal schooling, meaning they are just learning to read and write.

This can be intimidating as they watch their peers prepare for college. Yet, I have seen miracles happen and remind my students of this daily. We talk about the many paths towards education in my classroom often. We seek to find ways to eliminate barriers.

My Project

I teach English to students new to the U.S. Many have recently lived in refugee camps or asylum centers and have never experienced a highly interactive classroom. I want to fill my classroom with supplies that students can start using on the first day of school. The supplies I have selected provide students with tools they can bring to school and home: notebooks, markers, highlighters, and Post-its. Other supplies are needed to help students work in small groups on whiteboards and brainstorm on large Post-its that can be referred to later. Finally, I have selected items like fidget rings and spinners to help students who are struggling to focus due to trauma or anxiety.

Ms. Richardson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 180 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kraft Notebook - 48-Pack Bulk Lined Notebook Journals, Travel Journal Books for Diary, Notes - H5 Size, Soft Cover Sewn Notebook, Brown, 4.3 x 8.2 Inches • Amazon Business $47.99 4 $191.96
56 Pack A5 Kraft Notebooks, Lined Blank Travel Rainbow Spine Journal Bulk, 60 Pages Soft Cover Composition Notebooks for Women Girls College Students Office School Supplies by Feela, 8.3 X 5.5 in • Amazon Business $56.99 3 $170.97
Sticky Easel Pads, UPGRADED Flip Chart Paper, Large Easel Paper for Teachers, 25 x 30 Inches, Self Stick Easel Paper for White Board, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads, Super Sticky with 2 Strips of Adhesive • Amazon Business $65.00 2 $130.00
Bostitch inLIGHT Reduced Effort One-Hole Punch, One Unit per Package, Assorted Colors, No Color Choice (2401) • Amazon Business $11.19 6 $67.14
Post-it Greener Notes, 3x3 in, 24 Pads, America's #1 Favorite Sticky Notes, Helsinki Collection, Pastel Colors (Pink, Blue, Mint, Yellow), Clean Removal, 100% Recycled Material (654R-24CP-AP) • Amazon Business $19.44 3 $58.32
HOOBRO Industrial Printer Stand, 2-Tier Printer Cart with Storage, Under Desk Storage Cart on Wheels for Home and Office, Rustic Brown and Black BF02PS01 • Amazon Business $45.98 1 $45.98
BIC Brite Liner Grip Pastel Highlighters, Assorted Ink Colors, Chisel Tip - Box of 12 Assorted Pastel Highlighters • Amazon Business $9.10 5 $45.50
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Soothing Gel, Fresh scent, with Aloe and Vitamin E , 8 Fl Oz Pump Bottle (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mr. Sketch 2003992 Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sharpie 75846 Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $17.07 1 $17.07
Sharpie 1927350 Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mind Reader PC, Laptop, IMAC Monitor Stand and Desk Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy Set, Idea ADHD Fidget Toys, Adult Fidget Magnets Spinner Rings for Anxiety Relief Therapy, Fidget Pack Great Gift for Adults Teens Kids (3PCS) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
4 Pieces Microfiber Shag Whiteboard Eraser Washable Microfiber Shag Dry Erase Board Eraser for Markers, Chalk, Home, Classroom and Office (Gray, Blue and Pink) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens | Medium Point 0.7 Millimeter Marker Pens | School Supplies for Teachers & Students | Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Cosmic Color, Limited Edition, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Cosmic Color, Limited Edition, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Lined Sticky Notes 4X6 in Pastel Ruled Post Stickies Colorful Super Sticking Power Memo Pads Its Strong Adhesive, 6 Pads/Pack, 45 Sheets/pad • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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